Kody Brown And Meri Brown’s Child Comes Out as Transgender: ‘You Are My Sunshine’

Leon Brown is out and proud!

The 26-year-old, who is the only child of Sister Wives‘ Kody Brown and Meri Brown, came out as transgender on social media this past week. They went on to share how their name is Leon or Leo and their pronouns are they/them.

Kody Brown And Meri Brown’s Child Comes Out as Transgender: ‘You Are My Sunshine’

“Someone recently told me that I didn’t have to have all of my s–t figured out in order for me to share myself with the world,” they wrote in a June 28 Instagram post. “So here’s me, definitely not having almost any of my s–t figured out, to let you know that I am trans.”

Looking back on their path to self-discovery, Leon recalled “the first time that I knew I wasn’t a girl.”

“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.”

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“Being queer & trans are definitely some of my favorite parts of myself,” they continued on.

“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.”

Leon concluded the post with a message for those who choose not to use their correct name and pronouns.

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“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.”

Meri—who Kody legally divorced about seven years ago—shared Leon’s post to her own Instagram Story and praised her child saying, “You are my sunshine.”

In May of 2021, Meri took to Instagram to share a selfie with Leon, writing that she is “blessed” and “lucky” to be their mom. “So this is a super far throwback, but I love this photo,” Meri wrote, “and this super amazing kid of mine.”

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