DETROIT (WJBK) – Prevost Street in Detroit is usually a dumping ground for trash, stripped cars and tossed tires has now been cleaned.
James Lawson and his husband Theodore Washington say the mayor’s office has been helpful in removing more than 40 loads of trash, putting up new street lights and cleaning the streets.
But the two say, despite their efforts to clean up the city they love, their mail carrier refuses to deliver to their residence because they have the only house on the street. They say they haven’t received mail in three weeks after they received a notice their mail was suspended permanently.
Not receiving the mail is dangerous for Lawson because he has cancer and is not always getting his medication and is beginning to miss doctor appointments.
They say when their street was covered in garbage they still received their mail, and say that the mail still gets delivered everywhere but their home.
The couple says when they called the post office they were asked “to move.”
The couple says the moment their mail carrier discovered they were gay, the mail stopped coming. They say the mail carrier has also made derogatory comments to their neighbors.