18th July 2014
Israel: Jerusalem Pride parade postponed due to Gaza conflict 16
2:41 PM — Jerusalem's Pride parade has been postponed due to security fears following the ongoing conflict in Gaza.
30th June 2014
Israel: Knesset Deputy Speaker defends Education Minister over ‘gay couples aren’t families’ remarks 6
3:39 PM — The Deputy Speaker of Israel’s Knesset has said that the Education Minister was wrong to apologise for claiming that same-sex couples are not families, and has lashed out at "the dominant voice among homosexuals... of censorship".
29th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: I am truly sorry for saying same-sex couples aren’t families 12
4:27 PM — Israel's Education Minister has apologised for claiming that same-sex couples aren't families earlier this week.
27th June 2014
Israeli Education Minister: Same-sex couples aren’t families 9
4:50 PM — Israel's Education Minister has said that it is the state's "duty" to make sure that same-sex couple are not recognised as families.
13th June 2014
Israel: Tel Aviv pride parade draws 100,000-strong crowd 2
8:40 PM — Over 100,000 people attended Tel Aviv pride today, as the week-long festival reached its peak.
12th June 2014
US embassy in Tel Aviv faces internet backlash for raising pride flag 13
6:40 PM — The US embassy in Tel Aviv has received a backlash of online comments for raising a rainbow flag in celebration of pride week.
Israel: Music video by trans star taken down following family complaint 3
5:39 PM — A music video by the first openly trans woman to perform on Eurovision has been taken down, after the family of a young person said they did not give their permission to be featured in the video.
11th June 2014
Jewish Anti-Defamation League: FRC comparing gay rights to the Holocaust is ‘deeply offensive’ 29
12:08 PM — Jewish groups have attacked the Family Research Council, for likening gay rights laws to the Holocaust.
8th June 2014
Israel: Group says two thirds of Orthodox gays are married to women 15
8:26 PM — A gay Orthodox organisation has claimed that two thirds of Orthodox gay men are married to women and leading a double life.
3rd June 2014
Israel: Justice Minister officiates ‘illegal’ same-sex wedding 6
4:43 PM — Israel's Justice Minister has officiated a gay wedding, despite same-sex marriage not being legal in the country.
1st June 2014
Israel: Gay surrogacy bill gains cabinet approval
5:35 PM — Israel's surrogacy bill has gained the approval of the cabinet, overcoming a hurdle and becoming one step closer to law.
15th May 2014
Israel: Minimum age for gender confirmation surgery lowered to 18 1
12:51 PM — Israel has lowered the minimum age to proceed with gender reassignment surgery from 21 to 18, officials have announced.
14th March 2014
Israel: Minister quashes proposed gay surrogacy law 1
9:07 PM — The Israeli housing minister has appealed against a bill which would have allowed gay couples access to surrogacy, stopping it in its tracks.
27th January 2014
Israel to legalise surrogacy for gay couples 4
2:45 PM — Israel will legalise surrogacy for gay couples and has begun to issue passports for babies born via surrogacy abroad, ministers have announced.
14th January 2014
Israel: Attackers in homophobic assault likely to be charged with assault 2
6:10 PM — Three men who led an attack on a group of gay men on Saturday are now under house arrest, and are likely to be charged with assault, police have said.
10th January 2014
British LGBT journalist and activist detained and faces 10 year ban from Israel 62
5:56 PM — A British LGBT and human rights activist has been detained for hours and told he is banned from returning to Israel for ten years.
Tel Aviv: Memorial for gay victims of the Holocaust unveiled 16
3:21 PM — A memorial honouring gay victims of the Holocaust has been unveiled in Tel Aviv.
31st December 2013
Despite ongoing debate, gay couples with children receive tax benefits in Israel
1:16 PM — Despite a heated, ongoing debate around the issue, the tax authority in Israel has instructed that same-sex couples with children should begin receiving tax benefits immediately.
27th December 2013
Israel: Pro-gay civil marriage bill defeated in Knesset 9
2:50 PM — A bill aimed at blocking discrimination on religious grounds and allowing for civil marriage regardless of race, sex, citizenship, and religion, has been defeated in Israel.
25th December 2013
Israel: Tax credits bill for male same-sex couples passes preliminary reading 3
3:26 PM — A bill designed to give male same-sex couples with children the same tax benefits as heterosexual parents has passed its preliminary reading in the Israeli legislature, the Knesset. The bill, which was introduced by Finance Minister Yair Lapid and sponsored by Yesh Atid member MK Adi Kol, passed comfortably with 40 votes in favour against […]