Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The official MoHo uniform

Mo⋅ho [moh-hoe]
–noun
  1. a Mormon Homosexual
  2. of, pertaining to, a person with some association with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who experiences same gender attraction
  3. a seismic discontinuity between the base of the Earth's crust and the top of the mantle

Apparently, some in the queerosphere were not aware of the official MoHo uniform - a blue shirt and green tie, as depicted here and here. Well, now that the cat's out of the bag, so to speak, I have an idea. Let's all wear it to church on some Sunday in November. And, if you feel so inclined, post a picture on your blog (headless is OK), or send it to me and I'll post it here. Then return and report via the poll on the right



FAQ

Q: Which Sunday should I participate on?
A:
Any remaining Sunday in November, 2008

Q: What if I'm not gay?
A:
You're welcome to participate to show your solidarity with your MoHo brothers and sisters.

Q: What if I'm not a guy?
A:
I'm not even going to pretend I understand women's fashion - so you're welcome to participate; but, you'll need to come up with a uniform of your own.

Q: What if I'm no longer active in the LDS church?
A: Any church counts. If you no longer attend any church services then good intentions count.

9 comments:

Bravone said...

I am on my way to buy a blue shirt, have tie.

Scott said...

Hmm.. Now I've got to see if I can convince Sarah that we need to fit a new shirt and tie into the budget for the month...

Amanda said...

You guys rock! If I went to church - any church - and was a man, I'd wear the outfit right alongside you.

invisible said...

Got some shopping to do!

Silus Grok said...

But I wore a blue shirt and green tie last week… 

* pouts *

Philip said...

Though I'm Catholic, I will wear the official MoHo uniform at the protest against Prop 8 in Phoenix on Saturday if I can still fit into my blue dress shirt. I understand this is a nation-wide protest.

I'm going to see if my daughter Kate will join me.

Maybe I'll carry a sign saying "No to Hate and Hi to my MoHo friends".

Or maybe you guys could suggest something a little more clever.

Regards,
Philip

A CROW'S VIEW said...

Concerning the blue shirt thing. And yes I can already feel the Mohos getting puffed up and ready to go at me with all guns.

I think that anything that you do that distracts from the Savior and the sacredness of the sacrament meeting is inappropriate.

The Sacrament is a very personal time, its not about what others are wearing or statements others are making. Its a time for quiet reflection between you and the Savior, anything that would rob a person of that expirence I think is really sad and I would question anyone who would set out to make a Sacrament meeting a place to protest or make a statement.

I honestly feel that this shows a degree of disrespect for the Lord in turning a meeting in which we should be reflecting on his atonement into just another time to make a point.

Abelard Enigma said...

Crow, as always, I respect your opinion - but I think you're reading more into this than is intended. A blue dress shirt and green tie is a perfectly respectable outfit for Sacrament meeting - even for a person who is administering the sacrament (according to the church handbook of instructions, a white shirt is suggested, but NOT required). It's not intended as a protest or to make a statement (if that were the case, we'd be wearing rainbow ties to church) - it's simply a way to signify to ourselves, and to God, that we're OK being who we are.

So, perhaps you'll reconsider and wear a blue shirt/green tie to church. If not, that's OK too.

A CROW'S VIEW said...

When one is calling attention to oneself "signifies" etc. One is calling attention away from the purpose of the meeting. True you are right the handbook does say that about white shirts, but the handbook also says: Clothing should not call attention to itself or distract members from the sacrament. Why do you want to "signify" yourself as anything but a child of God during this sacred ordinances?