February 18 – A correction to “Lashon Hara” law, that forbids condemning a person for their sexual identity, passes in the Knesset

May – Dana International wins Eurovision for Israel

Tal Yaros- Hakkak wins an International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission Award for her role in the fight for the rights of gays and lesbians

Channel 2 screens the Eytan Fox and Gal Uchovsky movie “Ba’al Ba’al Lev” (‘A Husband with a Heart’) on prime time TV. The film takes home the first prize at the New York International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival later that year.

June – First Gay Pride, in the format that is known today, was organized in Tel Aviv. Produced by Or Maroni-Pener, and with the participation and support of politicians and candidates for Tel Aviv City Hall

August – Israel participates for the first time at Gay Games. The Israeli delegation contains dozens of participants and wins 9 medals.