The one youngster of Sister Wives stars Kody Brown, 53, and Meri Brown, 51, has come out as transgender in a brand new Instagram put up. Leon Brown, previously often known as Mariah Brown, revealed their new pronouns and shared particulars about their childhood whereas sharing their identification. “Somebody lately informed me that i didn’t must have all of my s*** found out to ensure that me to share myself with the world,” Leon wrote through the June 28 put up. The accompanying pictures confirmed Leon carrying khaki shorts, a white button up shirt, and sandals whereas placing an off-the-cuff out of doors pose.
“So right here’s me, undoubtedly not having virtually any of my s*** found out, to let that i’m trans. My title is Leon or Leo (i really like each) and my pronouns are they/them,” they continued, reflecting on their “restrictive” Utah upbringing. “I keep in mind the primary time that i knew i wasn’t a lady. i used to be fairly younger & sadly i grew up in a context that was extremely gendered & restrictive. so i continued to be socialized as a lady & later a girl. and right here’s the factor, i’m lastly able to share my favourite self with the world. and that self is extremely genderqueer, trans, and unapologetic.”
The 26-year-old has been a mainstay of the TLC community hit since its debut in 2010, once they had been only a teen. They went on to explain their “favourite self.” “Being queer & trans are undoubtedly a few of my favourite components of myself,” they wrote. “And but, there are such a lot of issues that i’m studying to like about myself by this course of. right here’s to me attending to know myself, share myself, and regularly evolve to be the individual i’m, to be my favourite self in all contexts.”
Leon accomplished the highly effective social media put up with a stern warning for anybody who may not want to respect their pronouns and identification. “**I’m sharing this a part of myself to let people in, and in addition to set some boundaries. in the event you select to not use my appropriate title or pronouns, then you do not want to talk to or about me,” they wrote. “My title is Leo or Leon, and my pronouns are they/them. please solely consult with me in that means**.”
Leon is one among 18 of polygamist Kody Brown’s youngsters throughout 4 marriages — though just one is a authorized union, whereas the remainder are termed “non secular” marriages. Whereas their dad and mom haven’t formally reacted to their announcement, Meri did share Leon’s put up to her Instagram tales on Tuesday (June 28,) alongside the phrases, “You might be my sunshine.”