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.
Find a Local Contact
LPA is comprised of 13 Districts and 70 Chapters.
Districts are made of one to five states. Chapters are more locally based and are comprised of an area of the state or county. You are sure to have a local contact near you.
District Meetings occur one to two times per year (Spring and Fall). Chapter events may occur at any time throughout the year.
To get started in your area click one of the states below to find your local contacts. You will have a chapter president - someone who should be fairly local, and a District Director. Your District Director may be in the next state, but never-the-less is important for you to know for many reasons, including District run programs, scholarships and referrals.