LGBTQ+ & Two-Spirit youth

Young Leaders Speak on the Aderholt Amendment


Two FosterClub young leaders, Weston Charles-Gallo and John Paul Horn, were recently featured on NBC News regarding proposed federal legislation called the Aderholt amendment. The new Aderholt amendment that passed the U.S. House of Representatives would allow foster care providers to discriminate against children and youth in foster care based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and religion.

In addition to being selected as one of FosterClub’s 2018 Outstanding Young Leaders, Weston also served as a 2018 #FosterEquality spokesperson, advocating for equality for LGBTQ+ youth. John Paul, currently a child welfare policy professor at Boston University, was an Outstanding Young Leader in 2010.


Congratulations Weston and John Paul, and thank you for speaking on such an important topic!


Read the NBC article:


Learn more about #FosterEquality: /what-we-do/public-awareness/fosterequality