on Tuesday announced it had launched its daily deals site.
The site promises to offer coupons and
discounts from gay-friendly businesses and donate a portion of its
profits to national LGBT organizations and charities, including The
Trevor Project and Affirmations.
“Gaypon gives you the opportunity to
receive awesome discounts on everything from dining, nightlife and
entertainment to the latest gadgets, fashion and fitness,” said
Gaypon Founder & CEO Robert Graham. “You don't have to be part
of the LGBT community to participate with Gaypon. Our online
community is a place where individuals who believe in equal and fair
employment practices can find great deals and support businesses that
share the same philosophy.”
The company states that merchants must
meet certain requirements in order to participate.
“Before a business can become a
participating merchant, Gaypon performs a background check for
complaints of discrimination and/or poor hiring practices. Gaypon
also uses additional tools to evaluate potential businesses for
corporate policies and practices such as the Human Rights Campaign's
(HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which rates American businesses on
LGBT equality,” the company said.
Robert Graham and Jason Buszta founded
Gaypon, which is based in West Bloomfield, Michigan.