Originally posted by gaychessplayer
Why is there a "Women's World Chess Championship" anyway? Should we infer from this that women are inherently inferior than men at playing chess? How about a "Gay World's Chess Championship?"
Of course women are inferior to men at the highest level. It's just silly to pretend otherwise. It's like trying to ignore the fact that black men run faster than white men, even though no white man has ever run under 10 seconds for the 100m.
If there wasn't a separate title for Women's World Champion and, more importantly tournaments with prize money for women only, then I believe a lot less women would be able to take up chess as a profession.
Apart from Judit Polgar, the next strongest woman chess player ever is Humpy Koneru. She is around about 2600 level, and would find it hard to make a living playing chess if it wasn't for the fact that she is a woman.
As for the best ever gay chess player... I can only think of Anthony Santasiere, and I'm not even sure if he was openly gay. He must have been at least IM strength, and gave his name to my one of my favourite names for an opening - Santasiere's folly. I believe Weaver Admas was also gay.