My name is Chris Mason. I am an activist for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights; a documentary filmmaker. I am the founder of Progressive Approach, Inc., TakeMassAction, Phelps-A-Thons, Bated Breath Films, co-founder of Join The Impact Massachusetts, and the filmmaker of the documentary film, Driving Equality Across America.
I grew up in the small town of Lunenburg, Massachusetts, son of Karen and Tom Mason. I am the third of four children. At age 9, I started an organization named S.C.A.R.F (Save Condemned Amazon Rain-Forest). I recruited members and together we canvassed door-to-door to raise money. With the money we raised, S.C.A.R.F. was able to buy and preserve an acre of land in the Amazon rainforest. In 1996, at age 14, I came out to my parents, friends, family, and classmates. At age 15, I started a campaign to expel military recruiters from my high school based on the school district's non-discrimination policy. I was the president of the school's gay/straight alliance and worked to educate others at school and in the community on LGBT issues. After high school, I traveled for a few years then attended Bunker Hill Community College and Tufts University.
I love traveling, road-trips, flying kites, hiking, camping, NPR, the Red Sox, classic cars and motorcycles. Check out the About Chris page to learn more about me.