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Little People of America

A Big Tribute to the Little Man

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

Little Jimmy was a God-loving man, but also a lover of people and good times. He loved Coney Island and the July 4th contest where he and I could celebrate America, and then stroll post-contest to Ruby's on the boardwalk.

Who Is to Say What Is Wrong and Right

Gary Arnold | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Gary Arnold

While the lives of dwarfs may often be typical, dwarfism is not, occurring at a rate of one in every 10,000 births. Because it is rare, the diagnosis can be a surprise to new parents not expecting a dwarf child. But resources are available.

I Didn't Know How She Was Going to Fit into the World So I Made the World Fit Her

Janelle McLeod | Posted 10.12.2014 | Small Business
Janelle McLeod

I struggled day in and day out to find fashion for little people. I would see clothes for the big and tall but nothing for the little or small. Then I said to myself "God, if I am struggling this way and I am sure all the little people struggling like this too?!"

GOP Senator Apologizes For Midget Comment

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) apologized Thursday for describing some of his fellow senators and their referencing of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sc...

The Words Nothing Can Prepare You To Hear

Leslie Spencer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Leslie Spencer

When you don't see it coming at all, it will feel like you are blindsided. Like you got knocked out by the current heavyweight champion when you didn't even know you were in the ring.

Cafe Press Removes 'Midget' Products After Little People Protest

Posted 09.09.2015 | Weird News

A major online retailer is taking a big step towards acknowledging the rights of little people by removing midget-themed products. Cafe Press had b...

Andrew Solomon and My Daughter

Dan Kennedy | Posted 02.18.2013 | Books
Dan Kennedy

Though as a society we claim to value difference, in reality we fear it, keep it at a distance and would stamp it out if given the opportunity. And with genetic testing becoming increasingly cheap and ubiquitous, the day of opportunity is not far off.

Time Is Now for U.S. to Support International Disability Rights

Gary Arnold | Posted 02.02.2013 | Impact
Gary Arnold

December 3 is recognized around the world as International Day of People with Disabilities. While the anniversary typically doesn't cultivate much attention in the United States, this year the Senate has the opportunity to underscore the importance of rights for people with disabilities worldwide.

Awareness Paves the Way for Opportunity

Gary Arnold | Posted 12.18.2012 | Impact
Gary Arnold

Though we celebrate who we are as a community, we want to be judged according to our skills, our character, and our experience, not according to something over which we have no control, our stature. The more we raise awareness about dwarfism, the closer we will come to this goal.

David Moye

BIG VICTORY: Florida Dwarf Tossing Ban Repeal Dropped By Bill Sponsor | David Moye | Posted 04.12.2012 | Weird News

A repeal to Florida's ban on dwarf tossing has been dropped by the state legislator who initally proposed it. In November, Rep. Ritch Workman (R) s...

David Moye

Dwarf Bullfighting Obsession Sends A Red Flag To Little People | David Moye | Posted 03.08.2012 | Weird News

The little-known sport of dwarf bullfighting has raised a red flag for America's little people. The sport, which has dwarf toreadors battling baby ...

The Dumbing Down of America Continues With Rosie O'Donnell and Chelsea Handler

John Robinson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Entertainment
John Robinson

By now, you may know that Rosie O'Donnell just alienated all of the the little people in America. It's moments like this that continue to impress upon me the stupidity of television.

David Moye

AMAZING PHOTOS: World's Smallest Firefighter, Vince Brasco, An 87-Pound Dynamo | David Moye | Posted 12.20.2011 | Weird News

Training to be a fireman is a tall order for anyone, but the odds are bigger when you're 4 feet 2 inches tall. Still, Vince Brasco, 19, hasn't let ...

David Moye

Florida Dwarf: It's OK To 'Be Tossed' | David Moye | Posted 12.06.2011 | Weird News

In a time when reality TV contestants eat live insects and otherwise degrade themselves for 15 minutes of fame, some little people say they have the s...