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Grace Poore, director of Asia and Pacific island programs at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, said that depending on his next steps, Mr. Cook could have great influence on political leaders and business partners in Asia, where gays and lesbians face a great deal of discrimination both culturally and under the law.
“He needs to make statements that say we need to treat all employees fairly,” she said. “He needs to make sure Apple doesn’t close its eyes to ongoing discrimination and ongoing hostility to L.G.B.T. people in the workplace.”
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“They’re not going to throw him out, or shut down Apple companies, because it will be bad for their business and bad for their economy,” said Grace Poore, director of Asia and Pacific Island programs at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
Published on October 31, 2014 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization