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Plain Rainbows: LGBTQ Amish and Anabaptist Stories

A Community of Growth

Plain Rainbows is born of the desire to give a voice to Anabaptist and former Anabaptist LGBTQ!

Meet Mary Byler

Mary Byler was born Old Order Amish. Mary founded The Misfit Amish in 2021 and manages it to bridge the cultural gaps between Amish, Anabaptist and English Culture. Part of that involves bringing visibility to LGBTQ Amish and Anabaptists. 

Mary has an intense love for nature, photographs and writing. 

Mary enjoys creating things such as paintings, crafts and  designing and sewing clothes.

On summer days you might find Mary camping, hiking or burning a fire. 


This quilt is one of the best projects I have had the pleasure of creating, I love it and it keeps me warm!

“Equality means more than passing laws. The struggle is really won in the hearts and minds of the community, where it really counts.”
– Barbara Gittings

“The Lord is my Shepherd and he knows I’m gay.” 
– Troy Perry

Plain Rainbows: Welcome
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