April – Sapir Berman, an Israeli soccer referee, came out as a trans woman. She is the first openly trans referee in Israel. The Israeli Football Association has announced that Berman will continue to work as a referee.

July – History was made when Raz Hersko becomes the first Israeli LGBTQ athlete to win an Olympic medal.

August – Israel has lifted restrictions on blood donations by gay men, saying the longstanding limitation was discriminatory and denigrating.