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University criticised for screening LGBTQ applicants

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, writes Kristi Eaton for NBC News.

Andalas University in West Sumatra has since removed the digital form from its website, but university administrators stand by the requirement, according to a local new source. Andalas University did not respond to NBC Out's multiple requests for comment.

The controversy surrounding the university form, which was ignited at the end of April, is one of many involving LGBTQ rights in the Southeast Asian nation, the world's fourth-largest country by population and the largest Muslim-majority country.
Full report on NBC News site
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