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Leaving the L-word behind, some gay women opt for 'Gayelle'

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Given that some gay women have begun to reject the word lesbian as outdated and derogatory, a group from California recently coined a new term to describe their sexuality: Gayelle. The word is now trademarked, with its own Web site and product line, but many gay women in favor of a change still aren't willing to go Gayelle.