Justin Paul Cascio

Justin Cascio

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Justin P. Cascio
Born 1970s.
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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 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.

To connect with Justin professionally, see his LinkedIn profile.

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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
mafia in Corleone, Sicily

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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.

On 9 Jul 2016 at 05:36 GMT Maryann (Thompson) Hurt wrote:

Hi Justin

Re Category:Given Name: Category FAQ#What is the purpose of categories.3F says categories are for grouping profiles of people that share something in common to help members:

  • organize ongoing research,
  • with common interests find each other,
  • with a special interest find profiles they may want to investigate or collaborate on, and
  • research a particular topic or location.

How does this category fit into those criteria?

Also please note Category Names#General Rules says not to create categories that could contain millions of profiles, and Project: Categorization#Process_and_Procedures says if a structure has not been discussed, then it should be BEFORE new categories are created.

Perhaps a less ambiguous category name is required?


On 27 Mar 2016 at 05:05 GMT Kay (Johnson) Wilson wrote:

Are Girolamo d'Ira-2 and Girolamo d'Ira-5 two different men? They look a lot alike. If they're not, could you explain on each of their profiles why they look similar but are really different people, so that others won't be confused. Thanks!

On 19 Mar 2016 at 14:19 GMT Carol (Peckham) Poulos wrote:

Hello cousin. Let's see if we can figure out our Suffolk County, Long Island connection.

On 22 Jan 2016 at 02:59 GMT Chiara Palermo wrote:

Hi! Thought you may want to check this document out if you haven't already -- lots of details about Michele Navarra and his family (page 70) and other mafiosi. http://en.calameo.com/read/0012258332ab89457a3a8

On 20 Jan 2016 at 17:21 GMT Chiara Palermo wrote:

Thanks so much for the badge! So great to have a fellow Corleone contributor on here. :)

On 16 Jan 2016 at 04:25 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

To add comments to tags, go to edit tags and tag comments at the bottom of your list.

On 16 Jan 2016 at 04:11 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

Howdy, Justin!

On 8 Jan 2016 at 21:45 GMT Chiara Palermo wrote:

I will soon! I'll let you know once I do have it up and we can see who we have in common. P.S. We have the same research interests -- Fratuzzi in Corleone and Five Families of New York. One of my distant cousins was married to Tommy Gagliano! Trying to find more mafia connections.

On 8 Jan 2016 at 19:28 GMT Chiara Palermo wrote:

Hi! We just might! I have lots of ancestors from Corleone and Prizzi (Pomillas, Raos, and Coniglios to name a few), and many many of them were married to Castros! Thanks for adding all of the info here on Wikitree -- you've helped me a TON with my own tree. Very much appreciated!

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