Transgender Actress and Trans Activist
Adel Onodi, a 24-year-old actress, singer and trans activist, left Hungary in 2017. She had received her legal gender recognition a year earlier and decided to leave her homeland because of threats to her life and concerns about professional opportunities.
Now living in Berlin, she worries about how the legislation will affect her ability to apply for German citizenship, whether it will apply retroactively to future renewals of Hungarian official documents and how it will shape attitudes toward transgender people in Hungary.
In April 2020 transgender people in Hungary have lost legal recognition, as the country makes it impossible for people to legally change gender.