'Sister Wives' star Leon Brown comes out as transgender - Page Six

'Sister Wives' star Leon Brown comes out as transgender - Page Six
By: Transgender Posted On: June 28, 2022 View: 44

'Sister Wives' star Leon Brown comes out as transgender - Page Six

“Sister Wives” star Leon Brown came out as transgender on Tuesday in a candid post shared to Instagram.

“Here’s me, definitely not having almost any of my s–t figured out, to let you know that i am trans,” the reality star, 26, captioned a slideshow.

“My name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are they/them,” the TLC personality continued. “I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world. And that self is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.”

Leon noted that they were “pretty young” when they knew they didn’t identify as a girl.

“Unfortunately I grew up in a context that was incredibly gendered & restrictive,” the Utah resident added. “So I continued to be socialized as a girl & later a woman.”

Leon Brown
Leon’s pronouns are “they/them.”
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Leon concluded that their social media upload was meant to set “boundaries” with their followers.

“If you choose to not use my correct name or pronouns, then you do not need to speak to or about me,” they explained. “My name is Leo or Leon, and my pronouns are they/them. Please only refer to me in that way.”

“I’m finally ready to share my favorite self with the world,” they wrote via Instagram.
leon brown/Instagram

The reveal marked the program manager’s first Instagram upload since June 2021 when they advocated for transgender athletes.

“I stand with trans athletes,” Leon wrote at the time. “I stand with trans kids. Let trans kids, and trans girls especially, play sports! Trans kids belong, always.”

"Sister Wives" cast
Leon is Kody Brown and Meri Brown’s only child together.
©TLC/Courtesy Everett Collectio

Leon is Meri Brown and Kody Brown’s only child. While their dad, who has 17 other children with three other women, has yet to react to the Instagram announcement, Meri shared Leon’s post to her Story on Tuesday.

“You are my sunshine,” the 51-year-old wrote.

Leon is in a relationship with Audrey Kriss, and the pair got engaged in 2019 after two years of dating.

Kriss came out as transgender in December 2021. “I just wanted to let you know that I am transgender, and my pronouns are they/them. I’m still going by Audrey,” they wrote via Instagram at the time.

“I don’t want to make this all sad because I am SO happy being me!” the graphic designer continued. “Being fully myself lately has brought me so much joy. For the first time, I look at my body and I feel free. I am starting to feel more at home, more ME. I love being trans and I love being queer.”

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