16th May 2012
Israeli parliament rejects gay and inter-faith civil marriage bill 68
6:00 PM — Legislation for the option of civil marriage for Israeli citizens who cannot be wed via religious institutions, including same-sex marriage and marriages between members of different faiths, like Muslims and Jews, was rejected by the Israel parliament, or Knesset.
6th April 2012
Israeli committee to recommend legal surrogacy for gay couples 2
12:50 PM — As a result of a gay couple's appeal to the High Court of Justice in Israel, a public committee which regulates issues around fertility and childbirth in Israel is to recommend changing current legislation on adoption, which excludes gay couples.
29th March 2012
Possible end to blood ban on gay men in Israel 4
2:30 PM — In Israel next month, a Health Ministry advisory committee on transfusion medicine will consider whether to amend the clause that forbids gay men donating blood, following a similar change here in Britain.
13th February 2012
Israel urged: No war before Madonna’s Pride gig, please 30
11:19 AM — An Israeli man has created a Facebook page calling on his government to hold off on a potential war with Iran until Madonna has completed her pre-Pride gig in Tel Aviv.
16th January 2012
Israeli trans man gives birth 16
4:28 PM — A transgender man in Israel has reportedly become the first in the state's history to give birth. Yuval Topper, 24 had his child at the Sheba Medical Center on Thursday of last week.
12th January 2012
Tel Aviv ‘best gay city destination’ of 2011 49
3:43 PM — The city of Tel Aviv in Israel was dubbed the best gay travel destination of last year but the poll has caused concerns to resurface over alleged human rights "pinkwashing".
12th August 2011
Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre faces closure 4
1:26 PM — An LGBT youth centre in Tel Aviv may have to close because of financial problems. The Bar Noar centre was the scene of a fatal shooting two years ago, in which a teenage girl and a counsellor died. The perpetrator has not been caught.
5th August 2011
Israel LGBT youth conference cancelled 95
4:54 PM — An international LGBT youth conference will no longer be held in Israel after Palestinian gay groups complained. The International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation (IGLYO) general assembly was to be held in Tel Aviv in December.
27th June 2011
Michael Lucas: ‘Poisonous’ anti-Israel lobby should not complain over LGBT meeting 420
6:33 PM — Gay porn producer Michael Lucas says an LGBT youth conference should be held in Israel, despite objections from critics.
Peter Tatchell: Holding LGBT conference in Israel will inflame homophobia 78
6:10 PM — Gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that holding the International LGBTQ Youth and Student Organisation general assembly in Israel will inflame homophobia, cause divisions and stop delegates from the Muslim world attending.
19th June 2011
Row after Israeli airport staff strip search Barcelona gay rights leader’s boyfriend 231
12:01 PM — Two of the leading members of Barcelona's LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community have claimed that they were subjected to humiliating security checks while trying to fly home to Spain from Israel's Ben Gurion Airport. Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has criticised the actions by airport security staff.
10th June 2011
Tens of thousands expected at Tel Aviv Gay Pride 11
10:34 AM — Tens of thousands of people are expected to join Tel Aviv Pride in Israel today. The day kicked off with a fair at Meir Park and will end with a party at Gordon Beach, where the march concludes.
6th June 2011
Israeli Knesset Speaker angers orthodox Jews over involvement in Gay Pride Month 61
6:02 PM — Reuven Rivlin the Speaker (presiding officer) of the Knesset - the Israeli parliament - has angered conservative Jewish Knesset Members (MKs) over his plans to meet with leaders of the gay community in Israel in honor of Gay Pride Month.
26th December 2010
Jerusalem Pride bomber sentenced to six months community service 13
1:51 PM — A district court in Jerusalem has sentenced a 35-year-old Michael Naky to six months community service for setting off a makeshift bomb to disrupt a gay pride march in the city in 2007. The judge gave the sentence after a plea bargain between the defence and the prosecution.
16th November 2010
Film chronicles Israel’s gay revolution 2
3:41 PM — From 1985 to the present day, Israel's gay community has undergone dramatic changes. A film chronicling how the community found its feet will be shown during the UK Jewish Film Festival this week in London.
21st October 2010
Same-sex couple for Israeli Dancing With the Stars 6
3:00 PM — Israel's version of Dancing With the Stars is to include a same-sex couple for the first time. TV presenter Gili Shem Tov, who is a lesbian, will be paired with professional dancer Dorit Milman in the new series which starts next month.
20th October 2010
Israel’s only gay MP speaks out for marriage on visit to London 8
4:30 PM — Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission. Representing the left of centre, pro-peace New Movement-Meretz party, he has called for Israel to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.
27th August 2010
A year on from Tel Aviv shootings, young survivors visit Berlin memorial
4:06 PM — A year after the shootings at a Tel Aviv LGBT youth centre in which two young people died, over a dozen teenagers who were present at the attack have undertaken an organised trip to Germany.
26th August 2010
Israeli gay man kidnapped by relatives 5
11:49 AM — Four residents of Tamra, northern Israel, are suspected of kidnapping a 19-year-old gay relative from his home in Tel Aviv and holding him captive for 12 hours.
25th June 2010
Israeli police reject proposed gay pride parade route through Jerusalem 8
12:09 PM — The Jerusalem Open House for Pride and Tolerance's proposed route from for a gay pride march through the city has been rejected by Israeli police, who claimed one reason for their concern is that the route would pass a yeshiva, an institution for the study of traditional Jewish texts such as the Torah.