I play female characters in games more often because its easier on the eyes. Feel free to call me a latant faggot, but I am not the one obsessing over a big game of "find the penis" like some people in this thread. I never portrayed myself as a RL female and anyone who talked to me more than five minutes in game knew damn well I was a dude. My wife often plays male characters for the exact same reason, so there is that. Sometimes choice of game avatar gender is purely aesthetic.
The Evelys shit is fucked up mangina trolling though. He was clearly playing RL female for personal gain, be it lootz, drama, or just plain old being fucked in the head silence of the lambs type shit. Over half the people on this board (at LEAST) have their own mental baggage, though, so I can look past that. Nearly killing the community, however, is unforgivable as others have stated. In my mind it puts him in the same catagory as Trexx, except he has bigger tits.