‘Sister Wives’ Star Leon Brown Comes Out as Trans

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Leon Brown is ready to reintroduce themself to the world.

“My name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are they/them.”

Leon Brown is known for their appearance on the popular TLC reality series, Sister Wives. They are the only child of Kody Brown and Meri Brown, who filed for divorce nearly seven years ago.

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Though they have been in the public’s eye for years, the 26-year-old is taking a moment to share their “favorite self” with their followers.

“Someone recently told me that I didn’t have to have all of my sh*t figured out in order for me to share myself with the world,” they posted on Instagram.


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“I remember the first time that I knew I wasn’t a girl,” Brown continued. “I was pretty young & unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered & restrictive. So I continued to be socialized as a girl & later a woman. And here’s the thing, I’m finally ready to share my favorite with the world. And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.”

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Brown went on to say that they hope this process helps them to embrace and love their whole self and to continue to grow into the person they’re supposed to be. And if you’re not on board with their journey, you can leave.

“I’m sharing this part of myself to let folks in, and also to set some boundaries. If you choose to not use my correct name or pronouns, then you do not need to speak to or about me.”

Brown’s Friends and Family React

Brown is happily engaged to Audrey Kriss, who showed support for their partner’s announcement by commenting, “Love you so much and so proud of you.”


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Brown’s mom Meri also responded to her kid’s post and wrote on her Instagram story, “You are my sunshine.”

Congrats on living your truth, Leon!

‘Sister Wives’ Star Leon Brown Comes Out as Trans
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