I just learned about a movement to rid the English language of the word lesbian and replace it with the word "gayelle," which they say is more cheerful and fun than the word lesbian. From the website Sapphicchic.com: "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."
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