LPA Advocacy

Exciting things are happening with this Advocacy page - please check back frequently as this is a work in progress

In October 2023, LPA unveiled the new Dwarfism Pride flag

Advocate: to support or argue for a cause, policy, etc. To act as advocate for someone or something. (source: www.merriam-webster.com)

Advocacy is not only about challenging legislation or creating bills. Advocacy is about changing public perception. Whether you are a little person or an ally, however you’re an advocate, we want to hear about it.

Dwarf Pride: where being a little person is a unique trait to be celebrated, not a problem in need of a cure. (Source: S. Solomon, New York Times, 2020)

Becoming Your Own Advocate

   *Double-Dominance Pregnancy 

    *Dwarfism Awareness Month

Is Dwarfism Considered a Disability?

A common question that is often asked and/or debated within the community is on the subject surrounding should dwarfism be considered a disability. Please review our statement on the topic and should you have any questions, contact Advocacy Director, Samantha Rayburn - Trubyk ([email protected]). 

About LPA’s Advocacy Committee

LPA's Advocacy Committee was created in the early 2000's. The committee was formed by LPs and for LPs. LP's wanted and needed our voice to be heard about issues that were impacting and harming the community and noticed that we would see a meaningful impact when we collaboratively approached industries and organizations by introducing who we are and the humanity we share.

The committee has spent much time successfully advocating for little people, however there is much more work to do. We believe that together, we are better and know that everyone can become an advocate in their own way.

Committee Members

Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, Chair
Scott Brent
Devon Chiodo
Jon Etherton

Sophia Gibb
Deb Himsel
Erin Pritchard
Chelsea Rivas

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Samantha Rayburn-Trubyk, Advocacy Director via email or complete this feedback form.