David Miranda

David Michael dos Santos Miranda (born May 10, 1985) is a Brazilian journalist and politician. He is a Federal Congressman representing the state of Rio de Janeiro, sworn in on February 1, 2019, and affiliated to the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL). Prior to that, he was a City Councilman representing the city of Rio de Janeiro . In 2019, Miranda was named by Time Magazine as one of the world's next generation of new leaders; the article was titled "How This Black Gay Politician Is Standing Up to the Far-Right Government in Brazil."

He led the campaign for the Brazilian government to concede asylum to Edward Snowden and worked with his husband,U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald to publish the revelations contained in Snowden's leaks detailing mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA). He met with Luciana Genro, the PSOL candidate for the 2014 Brazilian presidential election, and obtained her commitment to extend Snowden asylum if elected. Numerous public Brazilian figures supported the campaign, which however failed to swing the government of Dilma Rousseff.

In August 2013 he was detained over his work on the NSA program for nine hours by the British government at London's Heathrow Airport under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000, after he had flown in from Berlin and was changing to a plane bound for home, in Rio de Janeiro. His belongings were seized, including an external hard drive said to contain sensitive documents relevant to Greenwald's reporting, which was encrypted with TrueCrypt encryption software. Greenwald described his partner's detention as "clearly intended to send a message of intimidation to those of us who have been reporting on the NSA and GCHQ". Miranda himself has described his treatment under UK authorities as "psychological torture".

In 2016, he was, along with his friend Marielle Franco, elected the first LGBT councilman in Rio's history. He focuses primarily on the issues of the LGBT community and other marginalized segments of the Rio population.

In 2018, Miranda was elected a substitute for congressman Jean Wyllys, both of whom are members of PSOL. Since Wyllys announced in January 2019 that he left the country due to death threats, Miranda took Wyllys' place in the Chamber of Deputies.[10]

Miranda is openly gay, he is married to U.S. journalist Glenn Greenwald, who he first met in 2005. The two have been married for 13 years. In 2017, they adopted two children who are siblings.


Geburtsdatum:10.05.1985 (♉ Stier)
Geburtsort:Rio de Janeiro


Datenstand: 17.06.2019 15:48:01Uhr