About Justin Cascio

Justin Cascio

As seen on the internet.

Justin Cascio writes about gender, identity, health, and the family. His articles and essays have been published at MEL MagazineRole/RebootHypervocalxoJane, Spezzatino, Meatpaper, The Mob Museum of Las Vegas, The Good Men Project, the Boston Local Food Festival website, Trans-Health.com, and elsewhere.

In the early Aughties, Justin and two friends created Trans-Health.com, the first online health and fitness magazine for trans people that remains, more than a decade later, the most recognized resource in its field.

He is a former managing editor of The Good Men Project Magazine, where he created a brand focusing on men’s social, spiritual, and physical wellness, The Good Life.

Two of his nonfiction essays have been included in Lambda Literary Award Finalist anthologies.

Posts from his food blogs—Justin Wants to Feed You and Tin Foil Toque-–and from this one were Editor’s Picks on Open Salon. Justin’s capital-F Family history blog, Mafia Genealogy, was recognized as a most intriguing new genealogy blog in 2016 with a GeneaBlog Award.

Justin is the administrator of a 19,000+ member group on Facebook, “All transmen know each other,” which he runs as a tiny digital fiefdom.

He is an avid Mafia genealogist, active on Wikitree. His research into the Mafia families of his ancestral hometown has led to the completion of his first book, Corleone: A Postcolonial Mafia History, for Brill Publishers.

See Justin’s LinkedIn profile for more on his experience, references, and publications. See his Facebook profile for his unfiltered political opinions, and sometimes, pictures of dogs. If you want to know when the next book is out, follow his writer page on Facebook. Mafia Genealogy also has its own Facebook page.

Justin lives with his husband, their two dogs, and a cat in Northampton, Massachusetts. He bicycles for transportation and eats kale.

10 responses to “About Justin Cascio

  1. Kenneth Harasym


    Great story about your time in Maine. For the record I brought my children up there for many years as well. They are now grown (ages 24 and 22). Your article brought back alot of fantastic memories. I glad to see you are doing well.

    Ken Harasym

    • It’s nice to see you, Ken! I’m glad to have the chance to connect with you and Bill and Papa Joe. I hope your kids also have very fond memories of vacationing in Maine.

  2. W.R.R.

    Awesome blog, Justin, glad I found you again here. Thank you for being so kind to me on GMP. I plan to read here and check back often.

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  4. Jeffrey Olson

    Thanks for the memories!

  5. I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. It’s interesting to read what you are all about. The observations you make carry weight in expected places. My own sense of self feels slightly lopsided when I’m reading your posts. It’s a feeling that is strangely addicting. Keep blogging!


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  7. Shawn Griffin

    Are you any relation to the morrello family. You share the same last name as certain old school mob members?

    • Yes, I am related to Giuseppe Morello. We are distant cousins. I’m a distant cousin of his second wife, Lena Salemi, too. And Morello’s first cousin and my twice great aunt were first cousins, and married. Have you seen my blog, Mafia Genealogy? I have written about my kinships with old school mafia from Corleone who were active there and in New York.

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