Meri Brown didn't waste time telling the world how much she supports Leon Brown's decision to come out as transgender. When Leon posted about the revelation on Instagram, Meri shared it on Instagram, and added a sticker that read, "You are my sunshine."
Meri has always been supportive of Leon. In the past, when they came out as gay, Meri admittedly struggled with it at first but had eventually learned to accept them. "When [Leon] came out, it was a bit of a shock to me," she said in 2020, per The U.S. Sun. "I'm really glad that I had experiences in my life that I was open to that, because I see so many families reject their kids or other family members when they come out as gay. I can't imagine rejecting my daughter and not knowing who she is, like, who she truly is, and knowing her and Audrey together."
Leon's partner, Audrey Kriss, also 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 on Instagram. "I don't want to hide myself from the world anymore. I am so incredibly excited! Kriss continued, "I am also scared ... I don't want to make this all sad because I am SO happy being me! Being fully myself lately has brought me so much joy!"