January – An internet forum on the website nana.co.il called “Religious Lesbians” launches “Bat Kol,” an organization for religious lesbians, headed by Avigail Shferber

July 1st – An Orthodox Jewish man stabbed three participants during Jerusalem Gay Pride. After claiming in court that he came “to murder in the name of G-d,” he was sentenced to 12 years in jail.

September – IGY, Israel Gay Youth separates from the Aguda and becomes an independent organization