LPA Fights Against Dehumanizing Events
LPA fully condemns the "Wolf of Wall Street Velcro Wall Midget Throwing Contests" wherever they occur. We are offended by these events. Along with other disability rights organizations, LPA protested and called for the removal of the dwarf tossing scene in "The Wolf of Wall Street", unfortunately without success. The glorification of dwarf tossing would be harmful enough if it only contributed to cultural stigma, but it also holds the potential to motivate serious bodily injury to members of the dwarfism community. We ask that the LPA community continue to raise their voice in opposition to and this event as well as any events in the future that do not show people with dwarfism full dignity and respect.
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Benefits of Membership
Membership is available to individuals with a medical diagnosis of dwarfism or form of short stature, as well as their families, grandparents, relatives, and all medical professionals. Benefits of membership include: peer, parent, and medical support at the chapter, regional and national level; discounted rates at the National conference; advocacy; LPA Today quarterly magazine; college scholarships and support; adoption and conference attendance grants; friendship and connections; referrals to medical care by dwarfism specialists; and general support for the dwarfism community.
October is National Dwarfism Awareness Month
Help us spread positive information about dwarfism! LPA challenges our membership to reach out to local schools, businesses, and organizations during the month of October and raise positive awareness about dwarfism. Our goal is to reach 10,000 people during the month. We will also have a daily posts about Dwarfism Awareness on our Facebook page, including LPA member photos and fun facts and a cool Teen Instagram program . Check it out each day and share on your own page! Purchase Dwarfism Awareness bracelets, pencils and information cards here.