This article received the 2019 Milwaukee Press Club Excellence in Journalism GOLD award for Best Long Hard Feature
As soon as Trish could talk, she told her parents she was a girl.
Her father, Mike Winter, is a burly, gregarious stay-at-home dad in Lake Mills, a community of 5,898 people that’s about a 20-minute drive from Madison. Winter is known as the friendliest guy in town, inviting everyone within shouting distance to his frequent cookouts and garage parties. His wife, Jen, is a pediatrician, their daughter Katie is in sixth grade, and Trish — born a boy named Patrick — is now a fifth-grader….
The Person THEY Were Meant to Be
Madison Magazine cover story, February 2019
—Maggie Ginsberg is an award-winning freelance writer in Madison, Wisconsin