Have you heard the news? "Gayelle" is a newly invented word that means Lesbian. The Gayelles even have their own website that explains what the hell they are talking about: http://www.sapphicchic.com/xdefine.html
Their website says: "The motivation that inspired the creation of a new word, meaning gay and female, is a long-standing and persistent distaste for the word lesbian. The invention of “gayelle” is with the idea and hope that it will have a worldwide appeal, and ultimately, supersede the word lesbian; a suitable replacement is necessary for positive language and the healthy self-esteem of the gay-female-population."
hmmmmm... i really don't know what to say. I guess if you feel more comfortable identifying yourself as a "gayelle" instead of a "lesbian", "gay" or my favorite "bull dyke" than rock on! Personally I think the word segregates us lesbians within ourselves. I imagine when the gayelles explain their new name to the straight people it's just going to confuse them more than they already are.
In summary, I think the word gayelle is SUPER FUCKING LAME. (but that's just me)
I do however enjoy the word Gazelle.