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.
Public Relations and LPA in the Media
Message from the current President of LPA, and past Vice President of Public Relations, Gary Arnold:
In my role I work to send a positive message about people of short stature and our organization. On this site, please find links to recent articles that include mention of LPA, statements and releases issued by LPA, and PR reports that include a summary of recent correspondence with media and production outlets.
As the President, I work closely with the Advocacy Committee, which use various forms of outreach to pursue issues important to LPA and the community of people with disabilities. As part of LPA’s Strategic Plan, we are building the Advocacy Committee to include at least one member from each district. Attached is a more detailed Advocacy Committee Member Job Description.
Press Releases and LPA Media Statements