Activist. Diversity Consultant. Public Speaker. Moderator. Author.

My name is Max Appenroth and I’m a trans activist, founder & CEO of the consulting company Diversity Factory.

"It is my goal through my diverse background, academic credentials and personal appearance highlight the beauty of diversity."


In many parts of our daily lives, diversity often remains underserved. Feel free to contact me about how you can proactively promote diversity personally, as well as with your company or project.

Photo Credits: Katrin Chodor

My Work & Passion

Diversity Consulting


Are you looking for new impulses, creative ideas and perspectives on how to open yourself or your company or project to more diversity? Then feel free to contact me and have a look at my company website of the Diversity Factory!

Image credits (BMJV/Foto): Photothek
Image credits (BMJV/Foto): Photothek

Public Speaker 


Far too little in today's fast-paced society do we listen to people and try to understand the very individual backgrounds that each person brings with them. That misunderstandings arise because of this or that this even causes fears is inevitable. I would like to take you on a small journey of my very personal story and set it into the larger context of our society.



No matter if virtual or in front of a live audience, I really enjoy moderating. In the past two years, I have led very different audiences charmingly, with humor and eloquently through numerous shows, panel discussions and online streams.


Transition Means Your Heart Stays the Same

Max Appenroth / Vered Berman

Illustrations by Charli Vince


This is the wonderful story about a transitioning parent told through the eyes of their child. 

The book is for children in the age of 4-7. 



Trans & Care

Max Appenroth / Maria do Mar Castro Varela (Hg.)


German edition


Photo credits photo 1 & 2 Katrin Chodor; 3 Sophia Emmerich, 4 Max Appenroth


Mr Gay Germany


The election for Mr. Gay Germany is much more than just a beauty contest, because here the focus is actually on content. All final candidates have to create a community campaign and present it to a jury. 


In December 2021, I was able to convince the jury with my campaign #ProudToBeAlive and was the first trans person to be awarded as Mr. Gay Germany

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