Sister Wives Star Comes Out As Trans, Updates Name
Leon Brown, the child of Sister Wives stars Kody Brown and Meri Brown, has come out as trans and genderqueer, and “unapologetic” in a new Instagram post.
Brown started their message by saying that someone recently told them they didn’t have to have everything figured out in order to share it.
“So here’s me, definitely not having almost any of my shit figured out, to let you know that I am trans,” they posted on Instagram. “My name is Leon or Leo (I love both) and my pronouns are they/them.”
“I remember the first time that I knew I wasn’t a girl,” the message continues. “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.”
They said that while being queer and trans are some of their favorite things about themself, the coming out process is also helping them to learn to love everything else about them as well. “Here’s to me getting to know myself, share myself, and continually evolve to be the person I am, to be my favorite self in all contexts.”
Brown is engaged to Audrey Kriss, who is also trans.
Kriss commented “Love you so much and so proud of you” on Brown’s post.
The former reality star first came out as queer when they were starring in Sister Wives back in 2017. At the time, Brown came out by saying, “I’m gay.” Their mother was initially reluctant to accept their coming out, but said she was happy her child knew themself.
Meri, who is now divorced from Kody Brown, was one of his four wives on the show.
Congratulations to Leo Brown!