Remembering Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen in August 2020. Photo by Robin Dorner.

July 8, 1966 - March 22, 2021

It is with great sadness we share the loss of an extraordinary life, Tracy Allen of Tulsa. Tracy was a volunteer at Oklahomans for Equality in Tulsa and never missed a chance to smile for The Gayly camera. He had a fantastic smile that would brighten up any room he entered.

Oklahomans for Equality remembers Tracy Allen as an incredible staff member who served OKEQ for over 24 years, in their words below.

“I could always count on Tracy to be there for our community. We met as volunteers, became board members, and became staff, but we always were friends first. I have lost one of my dearest friends, and I must never let him down by failing to serve our community. You have finished your race, Tracy. I will continue to run my race with you in my heart.” -- Toby

“Tracy, you’re forever in our memories and forever in our hearts. Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our community. We miss you, Tracy.” -- Kao

“Tracy always made time to listen to anyone who needed an ear.”-- Allison

“Tracy was so dedicated to the cause. We all learned from him and his infinite wisdom.” -- Morgan

“Tracy’s smile and laugh always made you feel welcome and better.”-- Paul

“Tracy was one of the first people I met at the center. He trained me as a volunteer, and as I got more involved, I saw how much of a rock he was for this organization. Anything that needed to be done, if Tracy could do it, he would. More than anything else, I will remember Tracy’s laugh and his smile. He always filled the room with cheer. I already miss the light he brought to this building.” -- Alex

“Tracy is an incredible advocate and mentor for us here at OKEQ. His presence and personality will be greatly missed.” -- Krissy

“Thank you, Tracy, for sharing the history of this organization with myself and countless others.”-- Anna

“Tracy was a mentor and friend. I’m thankful that I got to experience his kindness and learn from the wisdom he shared with me.” -- Donovid

“There are so many words that can define such a sweet, loving person that is a joy to be around. I remember the first time I met you. We were cutting a rug on the dance floor. Down the line, I got the pleasure of being on staff with you. Your presence was always good vibes. You served the community and took time to give back. I’m really gonna miss you, and our last conversation in text will be saved forever. Your mission is complete. Now you get to dance with the best. Love you.” --Scrappy Legacy

“Tracy Allen was a force of nature that we will never forget and can never replace. For decades, Tracy was one of the faces greeting you when you entered the Equality Center and one of the voices wishing you well when you left. Tracy embodied everything we stood for as an organization and was a constant warrior fighting for LGBTQ+ rights in this community.

“Tracy met every person with compassion and approached every problem with a genuine desire to be a part of the solution. We have lost a beloved member of our family and, while we mourn this incredible loss, we also celebrate a man who helped so many people and saved so many lives. We each carry a piece of the light that shown brightly in Tracy with us. We will carry it with us every day and, hopefully, make the world a brighter place in remembrance of our brother, who was sadly taken much too soon.” --Board of Directors, Oklahomans for Equality.

As of this post, arrangements for his services have yet to be made. We will update that information on this page as it becomes available.

The Gayly. 3/23/2021 @2:00 p.m. CST.