Justin Cascio

Justin Cascio

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Justin P. Cascio
Born 1970s.
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Brother of [private sister (1970s - unknown)]
Father of [private son (1990s - unknown)]
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Categories: LGBT | Nonfiction Writers | Cascio Name Study | Italian Roots.


Justin Cascio is a transgender man, writer, and editor. Raised on Long Island and the Gulf coast of Florida, he's been married twice: once as a woman, once as a man, both times to men named Kevin.

Justin's parents were married in a Roman Catholic church, and baptized both their children as Catholics. Justin's godparents were his paternal uncle and his mother's cousin.

He married for the first time at age 18 and had a son within the year. Justin and his first husband divorced in 1995.

Justin graduated cum laude from the University of South Florida in 1997, with a Bachelors in English, and a concentration in Professional and Technical Writing. He was active in leadership of the USF GLBT Coalition. He transitioned to male in 1999, when he took the name Justin Paul. Justin converted to Judaism through the Reform movement, and was active in the GLBT congregation in St. Petersburg, Beth Rachameem.

Justin's first career after college was in technical writing. While continuing to work in IT, mainly for non-profits in the health care industry, he founded Trans-Health.com, a web based 'zine on transgender health and fitness, with two fellow transgender health activists.

Justin remarried in 2010 to his current husband.

Justin is a former managing editor at The Good Men Project. His nonfiction has appeared at the GMP and elsewhere. He blogs at Mafia Genealogy and One in Six Trans Men (sometimes about genealogy there, too) and administers a 19,000+ member group on Facebook for transgender men. His creative nonfiction focuses on health, identity, and the family, and has been included in two Lambda Literary Award-nominated anthologies.

Justin's genealogical research began with his grandfather's lineage in Corleone, and now focuses on the relationships among the "Fratuzzi," the Mafia in Corleone, and the Five Families of New York. His first print publication on the subject, "A Family business: the Corleone Fratuzzi", appears in a 2016 issue of Informer: The History of American Crime and Law Enforcement. He is currently at work on his first book, a history of the Mafia, for Brill Publishers.

To connect with Justin professionally, see his LinkedIn profile.

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Justin Cascio has Italian Roots.


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Corleonesi in Sicily and the United States
Members of the Canali family (also spelled "Canale") in Corleone, Sicily
Cascio, lo Cascio, Castro, and di Castro, can all refer to the same families in Corleone, Sicily
My paternal grandfather's ancestors, two saints, and many criminals are from Corleone
Members of the Mafia in Corleone, and Corleonesi immigrants to the US, are my main focus
From a Greek word for "gold," a common name in Corleone, where I am creating profiles for all family members
Unique to the Palermo province, and one of the surnames in Corleone for whom I am creating profiles for all people I encounter, not just known kin
All Italian Mafias and their descendants in North America
Mostly notably infamous gangsters
mafia in Corleone, Sicily
Surname may be unique to Corleone, Sicily
#resistancegenealogy A political tool for reminding Americans where we came from

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On 18 Jun 2018 at 23:07 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:


I’m assuming your LNAB is Cascio. Do you have any relatives in Chicago? My wife went to school with a John Cascio, and I’m wondering if the is any connection. Bob

On 26 Mar 2018 at 16:58 GMT Dominic Scarmardo wrote:


Thanks for reaching out. Nice to meet someone with a shared interest of immigrants from Corleone to Texas. I appreciate your efforts to improve and expand the shared family tree on WikiTree. Please let me know if there's anything else I can do to contribute.

Regards, Dominic Scarmardo

On 1 Jan 2018 at 23:01 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As we always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 21 Dec 2017 at 16:48 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:

Hello, just a word (late) to congratulate you on the contributions you made during the month of November. Whatever the quantity, they are all important.

Your work is appreciated.


Guy Constantineau

On 1 Jul 2017 at 18:45 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Thank you for joining in the Weekend Chat........... It was an honor to have you

Weekend Chat 23 June - 25 June 2017

Weekend Chat 30 June - 2 July 2017

On 28 Jun 2017 at 16:04 GMT Simone Caruso wrote:

Hello Justin,

unfortunately I'm very new in here and I don't know how to make it work properly. So thanks for your advices

On 24 Jun 2017 at 01:16 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:

Hello Justin,

I'd like to invite you to join in the "Weekend Chat" on G2G Today!

Share personal successes, stories about ancestors, tips, projects you are working on, or anything else you wish.

New members stop in and say Hello, introduce yourself, share your story, or ask for help.

Pilots, Mentors, and Leaders of all kinds please add something... your advice is always greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!


On 22 Jun 2017 at 20:05 GMT Simone Caruso wrote:

thank you for the work on my WikiTree. it has been helpful to me

On 13 Apr 2017 at 20:11 GMT Julie (Miller) Mangano wrote:

Thank you for all your hard work on the Vincent Mangano profile. I really appreciate it!

On 23 Aug 2016 at 14:23 GMT Chiara Palermo wrote:

Hi! I merged the two Carmelo Piranio profiles. Looks like Biagio Firrantello, Lucia Piranio's husband, is owned by Francesco Spatafora, so you'll have to request through him (if we're talking about the same Biagio). Thank you for the reminders! Sorry for the delays.

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