Media Advisory: PROMO and ACLU Hold Press Conference on Nine Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills Heard in Both House and Senate Committees

Jan 24, 2023 | Newsroom

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PROMO and ACLU Hold Press Conference on Anti-LGBTQ+ Bills


B-Roll Opportunities: PROMO, ACLU Missouri, and State Senators & House Representatives speaking with availability for 1-on-1 interviews from PROMO & ACLU Missouri


WHAT: A press conference over the nine anti-LGBTQ+ bills scheduled for public committee hearings in both the Missouri House and Senate. These include Senate Bill 42 (Brattin) heard at 8 a.m. today and House Bill 170 (Seitz), House Bill 183 (Burger), House Bill 337 (Cook), House Bill 419 (Hudson), House Bill 463 (Boyd), House Bill 490 (Sparks), House Bill 494 (Baker), and House Bill 498 (Sparks) all scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 24 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The First Floor Rotunda in The Missouri State Capitol (201 W Capitol Ave, Jefferson City, MO 65101)


  • Speeches from the following speakers:
    • Katy Erker-Lynch (Executive Director of PROMO)
    • Caitlin Ung (Policy & Campaigns Associate of ACLU Missouri)
    • State Senators and House Representatives

ST. LOUIS (Jan. 24, 2023) — Today, a total of nine anti-LGBTQ+ bills will be heard in House and Senate committees. The first hearing was for Senate Bill 42 in the Senate Education and Workforce Development committee at 8 a.m. Eight more are scheduled in the Missouri House General Laws Committee at 4:30 p.m. Those bills cover a range of issues including three aiming to ban transgender girls and women from playing team sports, three banning gender-affirming care for transgender and gender-expansive children, one banning drag performances in public spaces, one reclassifying drag shows as sexual and even pornographic in nature, and one banning inclusive curriculum being taught in public schools on topics like critical race theory, sexual orientation, and gender expression. PROMO, Missouri’s LGBTQ+ public policy and advocacy organization, considers this action a direct hate attack on the Missouri LGBTQ+ community.


About PROMO:

PROMO is Missouri’s LGBTQ+ policy and advocacy organization that confronts systemic inequities to liberate the full spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community from discrimination and oppression. For more information, visit