January 16 – Dr. Stanley Biber, who devoted his career to sex-change surgery, dies. Read more

May 17 – Israel marks IDAHO day for the first time. In Hebrew it’s called “Havana” Day which means “to understand,” but also is the Hebrew acronyms of “Hayom Habeinleumi Neged Homophobia” (‘International Day Against Homophobia’). read more

November 21 – Court rules in favor of five gay couples who got married in Canada and requested to be listed in Israel as married. Israeli Supreme Court, headed by (former) president judge Aharon Barak, ruled that Ministry of Interior has to accept as legal LGBT couples who were married in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.