Thank you for the question.
The Amish do not believe in homosexuality. It is my understanding that they believe this is from the Devil and it has no place in a Christians life.
At 24 years old when I left my Amish lifestyle behind I had been taught very little about sex. Everything that I did know I learned from other young people in the community. The Amish schools do not teach sex education and even my parents did not teach me much about it. Since I was not married as an Amish person I am guessing my mother figured I did not need to know. She may have taught me more had I gone through with my plans of an Amish wedding (I broke up with my boy friend 4 months prior to the set date we had).
The Amish believe that sex should not be practiced or explored prior to marriage. After marriage all intimate activities like:hugging,kissing,or flirting should only happen behind closed doors. Not even the children should see this type of activity between married people.
Now does this mean that all Amish unmarried young people stick to the rule of no sex prior to marriage or no homosexual activity????? No,they do not. Pre-marital sex is quite common and many young couples get married because they are pregnant (as shotgun wedding as we called it). The homosexual activity is much more secretive if/when it is happening. I cannot say that I had ever heard of any in the community that I lived in. Do I believe it happens…..absolutely. The Amish are human beings and they have the same feelings,urges,and actions as anyone in the world. However,if it happens it is not public knowledge,even among the Amish people.