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Allen Bruce Cook
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Happy Easter!
- Karl Respess
 Added: Apr. 20, 2014

- Lance
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day, Allen!
- Karl Respess
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
Thanks for all you did for the Memphis LGBT community Allen. We were all blessed to have you in our lives and you touched many lives. We will remember you and carry on the struggle for equality and justice... and we'll take care of John for you.Jim Maynard
- Jim Maynard
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Allen, you were one of the first people I met when I moved to Memphis in the early 1990s. You were a mentor to me as a young staffer at Friends For Life. Seems like at that time I spent as much time at the Red Cross with you learning as I did working onsite at Friends For Life. You taught me Pagemaker, a skill that has continued to be impactful even as technology has continued to evolve. I will always remember your influence during the formative years of my professional life. Virginia
- Virginia Stallworth
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Allen, I still remember you from the first time we met in 1998 when i was a student at the University of Memphis. You helped me through issues early in my life. And I feel honored that in the end that you asked me for advice during your troubled times. Because of you I met several people that I held dear to my heart and miss everyday. To quote Las Savell, YOU DID MAKE MEMPHIS A BETTER PLACE. Rest in Peace my dear friend.
- M. Grant
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
Allen, Thank you for your years of service to the MidSouth Community. You made Memphis a better place with your work. We will miss you. In brotherhood, Tennessee Leather Tribe
- Tennessee Leather Tribe
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
alan, thank you for your many years, first at Gays and years at Triangle Journal. I first met you in 1987 at the public library at one of the monthly meetings. Your were my first contact with the gay community in a respectful way. Thank you for your leadership and fine example by the way you lived and gave of yourself.
- M. D. Reaves
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
I am a niece of Allen's and remember him from my childhood. He kept his distance as an adult, much to the family's puzzlement and disappointment. I was about 7, Allen was about 13 or 14 and he was the one who took me swimming when I visited my grandparents (his parents) in Salisbury MD for a week in the summertime. He was always kind to me even when I pestered him when he was with his friends. He taught me to swim - a momentous occasion for me, let me tell you! He had a great smile and a happy outlook. I just thought he was great and will remember him very fondly. John, my heartfelt condolences to you. Fondly, and with sympathy,Lynne
- Lynne Davis
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013

- Lynne Davis
 Added: Aug. 16, 2013
Met Allen when he worked the Gay Switchboard...and then as cofounder of The Triangle Journal...very proud as a member of Tsarus to have been part of the presentation of The Annual Tsarus Man of the Year Award back in the 80s...spend many a fun afternoon talking with him at the old Georges at Sunday T Dances...and enjoyed an evening with him on the Memphis Queen cruising down the Mississippi during one night at Memphis Gay Pride...he will be deepest sympathies to John...I know you miss him more than anyone.
- Skeeter Hamby
 Added: Aug. 6, 2013
The first person I ever talked to 30 years ago when I came out was Allen Cook. I called the Gay Switchboard because I had questions about HIV. He answered them as best as he could given there was not a plethory of information at the time. I really got to know him many years later when we both worked for the Memphis Shoppers News. Allen was always helpful and friendly and I will always remember him.
- Karl Respess
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013
This I can do for you.
- Vincent Astor
 Added: Aug. 5, 2013

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