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About Justin Cascio

Justin Cascio is a writer, editor, and activist. He has written on food, lifestyle, gender, and sexuality for The Good Men Project, xoJane, and other publications; his work has been selected as Editor's Picks on Open Salon.
Justin is a former managing editor of The Good Men Project Magazine and editor of The Good Life, and a founding editor of Trans-Health.com. You can follow him on Twitter, Google, and Facebook.


  1. I have the privilege of writing for Justin. He asked me to write a piece 1 months ago, and I declined, feeling I didn’t have the right voice to say what he wanted. He insisted, very gently, that I did. I resisted, doubting myself and wondering why in the hell he thought I had this story in me. We went back and forth for a month. One day I sat down and the story flowed out. I sent it Justin and he was pleased, not surprised. In short, Justin makes me a better writer, and it really feels good.

  2. I think it’s brave to open that closet of skeletons…if you dare…

    And then to talk about what’s inside…and how it got there….and why we have left the door closed for so long….

    Writing about what’s taboo…or dissecting that sacred cow…is what makes this site all the more interesting…

    Hugo, for all the controversy surrounding him, is all the more interesting because he puts all his sh-t out there for people to kick around….I think there are few people out there, men or women, who would dare to be put under the microscope like that….Love him, hate him, or ignore him, it still makes for lively conversation….

    Don’t sanitize the content here….otherwise, it becomes like TIME magazine (ie., booorrring!)

  3. Justin, while I’ve enjoyed your articles(most of the time) seriously, even the ones I may not agree with I find thought provoking and that I like. I happen to beleive that everyone has a ‘Right to Be’. Whether your lifestyle is somewhat like mine or not. So why ‘Rag’ on white middle class people from the suburbs? Yeah, I’m White (Born that way ) Middle class (Born that way too, and it seems I work harder and harder every year to stay there.) The crazy part, well there are times my wife would agree to that. But seriously, don’t I merit a ‘Right to Be’?

  4. On another note, I’ve completed the peice you asked me to write but I seem to be having trouble getting it to you. I’d appreciate it if you could drop me an e-mail and help me out. You’ve heard the term ‘Techno-nerd? Well, you’re dealing here with a ‘Techno-DUNCE!

  5. I’ve worked with Justin as well and appreciate him immensely. Being a good editor requires a great mind and a fine hand and Justin has that.

  6. Justin…And as someone who has considered suicide because the rainbow wasn’t enough and who actually works with youngmen of color,I can say that: the accumulative affects of the war on drugs,the three strikes laws,The Civil war,failed reconstruction,slavery,Jim Crow,a racist criminal justice system, emasculation at home and more all contribute to blackmale suicide.

  7. Lisa Hickey says:

    I can’t speak for others. We are doing something extremely difficult here — trying to have a civil conversation about provocative issues, and trying to here alls sides without judgment. I see that as the only way through to real change. I think that your particular experiences probably just haven’t been told enough. They might make some people uncomfortable. It might make you uncomfortable in the telling. But if you told people, there might be change. It’s — of course — completely up to you. Just know that your story would always be welcome, now, or anytime in the future.

  8. @justin- you are as unlikely a friend & hero as I am apt,to find again in this life…. Keep it up kid….

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