Personal correspondence, photographs, and chainmail clothing designs of Los Angeles resident Peter Thomas, 1961-2003. The
photographs include images of friends, family, and gay leather and motorcycle events. Thomas relocated to Los Angeles after
being disowned by his father; he worked at the Pacific Design Center and as a professional escort. He died of complications
related to AIDS on March 4, 2003.
Peter Thomas Pomonis was born December 12, 1961, in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. He was one of three children. After his parents'
divorce and his mother's remarriage, they relocated to their stepfather's ranch near Spokane, Washington. During this period
Thomas was repeatedly sexually abused. For his freshman and sophmore years of high school his biological father paid to send
his son to military school. Thomas was also sexually abused at the military school. After his biological father learned that
his son was gay, Thomas was disowned. At that time Thomas dropped his last name and was known as Peter Thomas.
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