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Glenn Greenwald's Husband Elected to Rio City Council

David Michael Miranda

Controversial journalist and activist David Michael Miranda will now be part of Rio de Janeiro's leadership.

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David Michael Miranda, an LGBT activist and member of Brazil's socialist party, was elected to Rio de Janeiro's city council on Sunday.

Miranda is most well known outside of Brazil as the husband of Glenn Greenwald, the American journalist who released classified documents from the National Security Agency leaked to him in 2013 by former CIA employee Edward Snowden. Greenwald wrote about the documents in articles for The Guardian, revealing numerous global surveillance programs operated by the NSA.

Miranda, a proponent of governmental transparency, was detained for nine hours at London's Heathrow Airport three years ago after British officials found classifed documents on his laptop, some of which they claimed endangered intelligence officers' lives, according to the BBC.

Miranda's successful run for city council was supported by writer Noam Chomsky, actress Susan Sarandon, and Snowden. Miranda assumes office in January.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.