LPA and the "M" Word 

Read the article on Salon.com entitled "Who are you calling a 'midget'?"

LPA works to bring awareness to what we believe are objectionable words for our community. While we understand that no group can dictate what words are spoken or images are projected, we hope to continue to raise awareness around the dwarfism community and use of the word 'midget' – a word that many people of short stature consider a slur and a word closely associated with the public objectification of people of short stature. We ask that friends, allies and supporters of LPA join us in our efforts to raise public awareness around issues of community and language. Though we can’t control what people say and what content is broadcast, working together, we can ensure that people understand the impact of what they say and what they broadcast.