Initial flyer published in  announcing the lambda symbol as a symbol of the Gay Activist Alliance as it "signifies a commitment among men and women to achieve and defend their human rights as homosexual citizens. Activism is the operative term. Political involvement that is both assertive and effective is GAA's [Gay Activists Alliance] prime thrust. In the struggle against oppression a cultural bond develops, suffused with human energies. The lambda now affirms the liberation of all gay people."