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.
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.My brick walls
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