‘Sister Wives’ actor Leon Brown comes out as transgender

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Revealing their true selves! Leon Brownthe child of sister women stars Kody and Meri Browncame out as transgender.

“Someone recently told me I didn’t need to have all my s–t figured out to share myself with the world,” Leon, 26, wrote on Instagram on Tuesday, June 28, alongside a photo of himself posing for the camera. “So here I am, I’m certainly not nearly up to my s–t, letting you know I’m trans. My name is Leon or Leo (I like both) and my pronouns are they/them.”

The TLC personality went on to describe their journey to discover their identities and reveal how long they’ve known who they are.

“I was quite young and unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gender-based and restrictive,” explains Leon. “So I continued to be socialized as a girl and later a woman. and here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. and that itself is incredibly genderqueer, trans and unabashed.”

The Utah native called his queer and trans some of their “favorite parts of myself.” However, admitted there are “so many things I’m learning to love myself through the process” because they’re “constantly evolving” to be the most authentic version of themselves.

Leon closed the post by setting important boundaries. “If you choose not to use my proper name or pronouns, you don’t have to talk to or about me,” they said. “My name is Leo or Leon, and my pronouns are they/them. Please refer to me only in that way.”

Kody, 53, has yet to respond to the announcement and the two are currently not following each other on the social media platform. However, Meri, 51, shared Leon’s post via her Instagram story on Tuesday.

“You are my sunshine,” she wrote at the time.

Kody and Meri’s only child previously came out as a lesbian to their polygamous family on an episode of Sister Wives in 2017. Leon is engaged to a partner. Audrey Kriss since January 2019 after the program manager proposed at the Women’s March in Washington, DC

On a March 2020 episode of the TLC series, Leon shared some intimate details of their personal lives and described the support they received from their fiancé. “In my teens, I felt very committed to the church I grew up in,” they explained. “I wanted to experience polygamy. I think it was a way of protecting myself from, like, standing up for myself, really.”

Leon continued: “Religious institutions are spaces where there are rules and if you don’t follow these rules or guidelines you can feel quite marginalized and I felt that way with my church. But I found so much comfort in my family and they love me anyway. They love me and they love Audrey, and they love our love.”

Kriss, for their part, came out as transgender in December 2021. “Just wanted to let you know that I’m transgender, and my pronouns are they/them. I still visit Audrey,” they wrote via Instagram at the time. “I don’t want to hide from the world anymore. I am so incredibly excited! I’m scared too. I fear the hatred I will receive, the things people I care about will say about me, and violence. As a white male presenter comes a lot of privilege, and I’m still scared.”

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