Indonesian University Tries to Weed Out LGBTQ Applicants

Indonesian University Tries to Weed Out LGBTQ Applicants

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A state university in Indonesia has come under fire from international human-rights advocates for requiring prospective students to declare on a form that they are not lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender before applying and enrolling at the institution.

Andalas University in West Sumatra has since removed the digital form from its website, but school administrators stand by the requirement, according to a local new source.

“If a student doesn’t want to sign the form, there’s no need to register,” Tafdil Husni, a University of Andalas official, told local news site Padangkita.com last week. The report also noted the form was taken down to be revised, not permanently removed.

Andalas University did not respond to NBC Out’s multiple requests for comment.




Andalas University in Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia