Recent convert with a non-Muslim, gay best friend

Recent convert with a non-Muslim, gay best friendCategory: RelationshipsRecent convert with a non-Muslim, gay best friend
David asked 5 years ago

As-salamu alaykum,
I’m a recent convert to Islam. My best friend is non-Muslim. He is also gay/bisexual (I’m not 100% sure which). Can you tell me what Islam’s position is on homosexuality? Also, is it OK for a Muslim to have a gay friend/relative? Finally, is it OK for a Muslim to take part in pro-homosexual activism (e.g. protests in support of LGBT rights)?
May God reward you for taking the time to answer.
Wassalam