"Sister Wives" Star Comes Out As Transgender, Warns Fans On Pronouns

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Jul 6, 2022, 5:23:48 AMJul 6
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Reality star Leon Brown of “Sister Wives” fame, who recently came out
as transgender, admitted to being confused and warned fans to drop the
old pronouns and name.

Brown is the only child of Kody Brown and his first wife Meri, who
became famous on the TLC reality series which explored the lives of
polygamous families. The 26-year-old has been part of the series all
along, growing up as one of 18 children in the house that had one
husband and four wives. Brown is now announcing a new identity and new
rules to go with it.

“Someone recently told me that i didn’t have to have all of my s***
figured out in order for me to share myself with the world,” Brown
wrote in an Instagram post alongside a photo. “So here’s me, definitely
not having almost any of my sh** figured out, to let you know that i am
trans. 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 TLC
personality wrote. “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 self with the world. and that self
is incredibly genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.”

Brown went on, writing, “Being queer & trans are definitely some of my
favorite parts of myself. and yet, there are so many things that i am
learning to love about myself through this process. 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.”

The “Sister Wives” star concluded by advising friends, family, and fans
of some new rules.

“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. my name is Leo or Leon, and my
pronouns are they/them. please only refer to me in that way,” Brown
wrote.

Comments were limited on the post. For now, the reality cast member’s
Instagram handle is still “mariahbrwn.”

Brown is currently in a relationship with Audrey Kriss, who is also
trans.

Brown’s mom Meri reacted to the Instagram post by adding it to her
Instagram stories. She included the caption, “You are my sunshine.”

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