Are The Grammys Biased Towards Gay or Gay Friendly Artists?

One of the big winners during the 56th Grammy Awards was the duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Their multiple wins include New Artist, Rap Song and Rap Album. The previous 55th Grammys featured multiple nominations for Frank Ocean who eventually won for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. A couple years before we saw gay champion and ally, “Born This Way” singer Lady Gaga rack up numerous nominations and awards.

With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ multiple wins this year, many around the blogosphere and talk radio circuit are suggesting that the Grammys are biased in favor of gay or gay friendly artists. Due to this bias some are suggesting that the academy is “giving” them the awards due to the music industry’s and Hollywood’s promotion of the  “gay agenda”. Do you agree or disagree? Are popular gay or gay friendly artists Grammy bond simply for their positive stance on homosexuality and gay marriage?

Feel free to share your thoughts.