Sister Wives star Leon Brown, the child of Kody and Meri Brown, has come out as transgender. The reality star made the reveal on Instagram on June 28, announcing they will be using the name Leon and the pronouns them/they.
“Someone recently told me that I don’t need to figure out all my sh*** to share with the world,” Leon wrote. “So here I am, I definitely haven’t figured out all my sh*** to let you know I’m trans. My name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are she/they.” The Utah native went on to share how growing up they failed to discover their true selves and this is the only time they start to hug yourself. “I remember the first time I knew I wasn’t a girl. I was quite young and unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gender biased and restrictive,” they added. “So I continued to be socialized as a girl and later as a woman. And here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans and uncompromising.”
The “Sister Wives” actor went on to say that being queer and trans is their “favourite part” of themselves and that they are in the process of learning to love themselves. They also reiterated that they did not want to be referred to as different names and pronouns.
Meri Brown offers full support to Leon Brown
Meri Brown wasted no time in telling the world how much she supports Leon Brown’s decision to come out as transgender. When Leon posted about the revelation on Instagram, Meri shared it on Instagram and added a sticker that read, “You are my sunshine.”
Meri has always supported Leon. When they came out as gay in the past, Meri admittedly struggled at first but eventually learned to accept it. “When [Leon] When it came out, it came as a bit of a shock,” she said in 2020, per The US Sun. “I’m really glad I’ve had experiences in my life where I’ve been open about it because I see so many families rejecting their children or other family members when they come out as gay. I can’t imagine rejecting my daughter and not knowing who she is, who she really is, and knowing her and Audrey together.”
Leon’s partner Audrey Kriss also came out as transgender in December 2021. “I just wanted to let you know that I’m transgender and my pronouns are she/they. I’m still walking away from Audrey,” they wrote on Instagram. “I don’t want to hide from the world anymore. I’m so incredibly excited! Kriss continued, “I’m scared too… I don’t want to make all this sad because I’m so happy to be myself! Being myself has been giving me so much joy lately!”