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Coulter "Colt" Thomas was born in 1959 in Texas. He had a BS in biology from Texas A and M University and was a medical resident at University of Texas at Galveston. In 1982 he was Mr Gay Houston, Mr Gay Texas and in 1983 at age 23 he become International Mr Leather. After his title year of fundraising across the United States and abroad, he moved to Detroit with his partner where Colt started a radiology residency. After his partner Charley Smith died of AIDS in 1986, Colt moved to San Franscisco with Peter Fiske where he worked for Mr S Leathers, Male Entertainment Network, and then as a contractor's assistant and as a tour director.
He died on September 6, 1992 in San Francisco and was buried in Texas.
Sources: Colt Thomas. The Texas Obituary Project. http://www.texasobituaryproject.org/090692thomas.html From The Archives: Peter Fiske Collection. Leatherati. https://leatherati.com/from-the-archives-peter-fiske-collection-d7e8d842da62
See also the Peter Fiske Collection, the International Mr. Leather IML 1983 Mural by Etienne, and the Jim Wigler photographs of Coulter Thomas in the Tony DeBlase Collection (AFF D-8 Photo Portfolio 6)
The Coulter "Colt" Thomas collection was donated by Colt's friend and partner, Peter Fiske.