Lori Lipman Brown

Educator, Politician

1958 –

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Who is Lori Lipman Brown?

Lori Lipman Brown has served as a state senator, lobbyist, lawyer, educator, and social worker supporter. Additionally, her political views have been secularist and civil libertarian and describes herself as an atheist humanist Jew. She served as a Nevada Senator from 1992 to 1994, advocating for repeals of consensual sex crimes. This led to her being named Civil Libertarian of the Year by the Nevadan chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Additionally, she has organized numerous events for the Humanist Association of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada, the Secular Student Alliance, and the American Humanist Association. She was defeated for reelection to the State Senate by Kathy Augustine in 1994.

Outside of the secularist and nontheistic movement, Brown worked in education and social work. From 1996 to 2000 she was the National Education Association's diversity trainer. Formerly a private lawyer, she taught United States constitutional law, education law, and American history at the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she taught high school drama, English, and speech and helped found Eldorado High School's Gay-Straight Student Alliance. For social work friendly legislation, she won the Legislator of the Year by the Nevada chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.

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Jun 17, 1958
New York
  • Atheism
  • United States of America

on July 23, 2013


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