History of Gay and Lesbian Life in Milwaukee, Wisconsin - People - Bios

Al Thomas


Primary Involvements:

Bar management/ owner





Al Thomas was been involved in gay bars as bartender, manager, and owner. At one point, Al is recalled as having worked at The Shack, a popular gay bar on the south side of Kenosha from 1972 to 1985.

Al is best known as the original owner of the Triangle bar, which he bought in 1987 when it was the lesbian bar D.K.'s, renaming and opening it as the Triangle. Al sold the bar to Rob Bruckner.


at the Triangle bar, 1990

Credits: initial page creation by Don Schwamb;
Last updated: April-2011.