Four of the court's nine judges dissented.
Andi was a dancer from an Indonesian village who believed his gift came from the spirit of a princess living inside him — then a national panic over homosexuality turned his world upside down. J. Lester Feder reports from Central Java province.
The decision to move forward a ban on apps and websites with LGBT content comes amid a backlash against the LGBT community in Indonesia.
The Communications Ministry will convene a meeting this week to consider demands that gay apps be blocked following allegations they were used for selling sex with minors.
"Our country has legalized fornication, male rape, and homosexual acts. We’ve allowed our constitution to become too liberal — is that what we want?"
The report is being used by lawmakers who say the government must block LGBT "propaganda."
Lawmakers pledged to begin work after the country's historically moderate Islamic organization declared that "LGBT activities should be prohibited and categorized as crimes.” Rin Hindryati reports from Jakarta and BuzzFeed News' Lester Feder from Washington.
The minister, now a member of Parliament, later deleted the tweet under a hail of criticism and alleged he'd been "bullied."
The school, which made headlines as a symbol of Indonesia's religious pluralism, has been closed amid an unprecedented wave of anti-LGBT rhetoric in the country.
The country, home to more of the world's Muslims than any other country, has never seen this kind of showdown over LGBT rights.