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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...

Can't a Girl Just Gig?

Selene Luna | Posted 07.12.2014 | Entertainment
Selene Luna

There was a time when little people in early circus sideshows were victims willing to exploit their afflictions to make a living; I don't believe that's the case with Little Women: LA.

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.

World's Smallest Girl Is No Baby According To Mother

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.30.2013 | Weird News

Five-year-old Charlotte Garside isn't even 27 inches tall -- barely the size of a typical newborn infant -- but she's no baby, according to her mother...

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.

Born to Run

John Young | Posted 09.17.2012 | Impact
John Young

As parents of a 9-year-old son, who himself is just learning how to deal with these words, we still shake our heads and say, "Why does this still have to happen?"

E-books and the Privatization of the Village Square

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.18.2012 | Technology
Dan Kennedy

The trouble is that in too many cities and towns, we no longer have a village square except in the form of enclosed spaces owned by profit-seeking corporations. What happened to that protester said a lot more about our privatized idea of community than it does about that one particular incident.

David Moye

BIG VICTORY: Florida Dwarf Tossing Ban Repeal Dropped By Bill Sponsor

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

O'Donnell Apology Fails to Gain Traction With Little People

Gary Arnold | Posted 05.07.2012 | Entertainment
Gary Arnold

I'm sad for Rosie O'Donnell. I believed she was an advocate for diversity. With the dwarfism community, she had a chance to open her door of inclusion a little wider. But after the Feb. 29 episode, it is hard to know if she did anything more than apologize for keeping the door closed on us.

A Challenge For Rosie

Selene Luna | Posted 05.02.2012 | Gay Voices
Selene Luna

Recently, Rosie O'Donnell made bigoted comments about little people. Her comments struck a chord with me because I expected more from an intelligent, lesbian, female comic who has experienced hate and discrimination as much as someone like me.

72-Year-Old Claims To Be World's Shortest Man

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | Weird News

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A 72-year-old man from western Nepal is hoping to prove to Guinness World Records that he's the world's shortest man. Chandra Ba...

Step Up to the Microphone, Rosie O'Donnell

Gary Arnold | Posted 04.18.2012 | Weird News
Gary Arnold

I expected her to address her fears as an opportunity to bridge the gap between her own misunderstanding of dwarfism and the reality. Rather than erase any distance, O'Donnell reinforced the gap.

Naughty But Nice Rob

Roloffs To Rosie O'Donnell: Pick On Someone Your Own Size

HuffingtonPost.com | Naughty But Nice Rob | Posted 02.17.2012 | Celebrity

Chelsea Handler recently appeared on Rosie O'Donnell's new show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and both ladies made some very surprising remarks about ...

We're Coming for You, Rosie: Chelsea and Rosie's Tiny Thoughts

Danny Woodburn | Posted 04.17.2012 | Weird News
Danny Woodburn

No Rosie, don't discuss this with other Little People (we're scary) or even a therapist, you've got Chelsea ("Did-you-do-one -- NO!") Handler in the house. Chelsea is at the forefront of small thinking. Well, we are a very funny group of people.

David Moye

AMAZING PHOTOS: World's Smallest Firefighter, Vince Brasco, An 87-Pound Dynamo

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

David Moye

Big Battle Brewing Between Rival Dwarf Wrestling Troupes (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 11.20.2011 | Weird News

There's a big battle brewing in the world of dwarf wrestling -- and Hulk Hogan's caught in the middle. On one side of the ring is the Half-Pint Bra...

London's "Little People Project": Miniature Masterpieces

Posted 08.30.2011 | Arts

(Via Mutual Art) The next time you’re out and about in the city, be sure to tread lightly: You may step on someone! Or a whole crowd of someones ...

Carl Henric-Svanberg Says BP Cares About 'Small People'

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

VENICE, La. — The "small people" of the Gulf Coast have a humongous message for oil giant BP: They're tired of the company's big-time executives...

Rihanna Gets A Lap Dance From A Midget Porn Star (VIDEO)

tmz.com | Posted Feb 22nd 2010 11:11AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Rihanna celebrated her birthday on Saturday night with boyfriend Matt Kemp, a few close friends ... and a little person who gives lap dances. ...

Valentine's Day and Leaving a Tip for the "Little People"

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Take a good look around and if you're looking down Put a little love in your heart -Jackie DeShannon In the early 1990's, I was one of the nation...

Herbal Holiday Traditions

Brigitte Mars | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigitte Mars

Winter holidays bring traditions from at least half a dozen world cultures, blended over the centuries. Here are a few herbal allies that have a place in our homes this time of year.

Munchkin Reunion Video: Aging Cast Reunites To Celebrate Wizard Of Oz 70 Years After Its Release (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Seventy years after the Lollipop Guild first sang to Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz, the actors who portrayed the Munchkins reunited. Newsweek caught up...

Ban 'Midget' From TV, Little People Group Says

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Little people are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to ban the use of the word "midget" on broadcast TV. The group Li...