In 2006, Mason was featured in the documentary film, Saving Marriage, a movie about the fight for same-sex marriage rights in Massachusetts.

In April of 2008, the Cambridge City Manager appointed him as a City of Cambridge GLBT Commissioner.

On April 27, 2009, at a ceremony in Cambridge City Hall, Mayor Denise Simmons honored
Mason, presenting him with the Key to the City of Cambridgefor his work on LGBT issues, including fundraising on behalf of Cambridge Rindge and Latin School's gay/straight alliance and the school's LGBT Families Initiative by means of a Phelps-A-Thon during an anti-gay protest against the school by the Westboro Baptist Church.

In June 2009, Mason was featured in Boston Spirit magazine as a person of interest.

In June 2010, at the "Riots to Rights - Celebrating 40 Years of Progress" Cambridge Pride Brunch, Chris was honored by Cambridge Mayor David Maher and received the Annual Recognition Award given to "those who have dedicated their lives to improving the GLBT community".

On August 23, 2011, Mason was featured in Stuff Magazine as a Student Activist.

On September 20, 2012, Mason was presented with the Lavender Rhino Award by The History Project to honor him as an emerging activist whose impact on the local GLBT communities deserves recognition.