Transgender discrimination at McKinleyville Rite Aid
A new local blog by transgender woman Jennifer Baker alleges a pharmacist at the McKinleyville Rite Aid acted like a morally superior bigot when she went to pick up a prescription last week.
I checked in that I was there to pick up my Prescription. The lady checked but didn’t find it then told me … the pharmacist would like to speak with me. This whole time Johnny and I were just having a blast playing around as two year old’s do.
The pharmacist tells me with my son on my hip “ah what’s this with the two names?” and “this is not a normal prescription”.
I eagerly explain that I’m a transsexual (in the crowd) and I’m on hormone replacement therapy and this is my prescription and this is my preferred name, but this name is the one on my ID and Medi-cal info.
He Says “So the state is supposed to pay for this” and “I don’t know if I should be part of this” causing chuckles in the crowd. Like I’m a criminal deviant of some sort.
She eventually got her prescription but is taking her business to Lima’s.
“I definitely am going to complain because I expect a medical professional to be just that and not some ignorant moron you might meet on the street,” Baker wrote.