OUR STAR, Ben Baur (who plays Jace), was just named to the 2015 Out100 list. Out’s editors pay tribute to the most compelling LGBT people each year.
Ben joins 99 other prominent newsmakers (including Caitlyn Jenner), artists, designers, entertainers, scientists, writers, social activists, journalists, filmmakers, athletes, musicians, politicians, diplomats and more.
Out called Ben an “endearing” actor whose “charm and versatility” led to his lead role in the cult-favorite webseries, Hunting Season, as well as roles on Hulu’s popular comedy, Difficult People, the dramedy These People on the Indie Series Network, and of course, his role as Jace in Something Like Summer.
Also, Ben is featured among four of the Out100 in a special webseries called “Inside Out,” presented by Lexus. According to Out, the series spotlights four Out100 Honorees as “they share their inspirational journeys of coming out, and how those experiences helped influence the innovative thinking and bold moves that keep them ahead of the curve.”
“We are so proud of Ben’s inclusion among such leading lights in our culture,” said Summer producer Carlos Pedraza. “It’s worthy recognition of the hard work he has put into his career, and the example he sets for others.”
Ben was previously picked by Out magazine as No. 20 in its Top 100 Eligible Bachelors of 2014.
Some of the other 2015 Out100 honorees include Lily Tomlin, Athlete of the Year Abby Wambach, journalist Andrew Sullivan, playwright-activist Larry Kramer, director Lee Daniels, marriage equality activist Jim Obergefell, musician Jess Glynne, U.S. ambassador to Spain James Costos, soccer star Robbie Rogers and Ally of the Year President Barack Obama.
- Ben Baur’s entry in the Out 100
- Watch the Lexus web series, “Inside Out,” featuring Ben Baur
- See the entire list of the 2015 Out 100