First gay-themed movies – the first feature film by Amos Guttman , “Nagua,” is released almost parallel to Ron Assulin’s short film “Tzel Acher” (‘Another Shadow’). The movies are banned from screening, which caused a public controversy.


“The Blue Notebook” is published: a 16-page booklet that declares the rights of homosexuals to live with dignity, with additional facts and information on legal, psychological, political, sociological, historic and religious views of Israel on the subject compared to other countries.