Our August Lunch Hour Letter Writing covered one way you can support trans youth this month! Learn more below and write a letter encouraging Dr. Tesmer to continue medical access for trans youth receiving gender-affirming care. Join us next month for another LGBTQ+ Lunch Hour Letter Writing.

Dr. Tesmer, the Nebraska Chief Medical Officer, is tasked with creating requirements for trans youth accessing gender affirming care. Now is the time to build a bridge between his office and the impacted community. We want to encourage him to listen to marginalized voices and medical experts. Learn more about Dr. Tesmer and his role here.

By writing a simple message, you can show your support for trans youth and help Dr. Tesmer do what is best for our community.

Please send messages to his administrative assistant:

Diana Murillo Rubio, Administrative Assistant
(402) 471-8566

Remember: The staff’s job is to help relay your message. Please be kind and courteous to them.

Letter outline:

Paragraph 1:

  • Your name, where you live
  • Congratulations on Dr. Tesmer’s appointment
  • Your ask: Connect with experts in gender affirming care


Paragraph 2:

  • Why does this matter to you?
  • Improved health outcomes for marginalized communities and youth
  • (Optional) Personal connection


Paragraph 3:

  • Your ask (restate)
  • “Thank you for your time.”
  • Contact info (signature)


Sample letter you can use for inspiration:

Dear Dr. Tesmer,

My name is Alex Smith and I live in Kearney. Congratulations on your appointment as Chief Medical Officer of Nebraska!

As you begin your role, I encourage you to listen to marginalized communities when making decisions about their health. Please listen to transgender people, their families, and their doctors when creating requirements to access gender-affirming care.

This is especially important to me because…

Again, please listen to transgender people, their families, and medical experts who provide them with much needed care. Thank you for your time.

Alex Smith
veryrealemail /@ / example.com


Join us next time!

Once you’ve sent your message, make sure you’ve signed up to join us next month! We meet on the first Thursday of every month at 12pm CT / 1pm MT. Our next meeting is on September 7th.