Country music singer Chely Wright and
her girlfriend, gay rights activist Lauren Blitzer, are engaged to be
Wright's spokesperson told the magazine
that the women will marry on August 20 in Connecticut, one of five
states where gay marriage is legal.
“They met through their youth
advocacy work, and say that their passion for Scrabble holds them
together,” the rep said.
Wright is listed as a board member of
Faith in America, a non-profit that counters “the bigotry,
prejudice and hostility toward the LGBT community being sold to the
public for several decades under the guise of religious belief and
religious teaching.” Blitzer lists the group as her employer on
her Facebook page.
“@chelywright I'm pretty sure I have
the best gf in the world who is currently getting me bacon :)”
Blitzer tweeted on March 11.
Last year, Wright told People
that she's a lesbian. She went on to describe her life as a closeted
celebrity in her memoir Like Me.
Wish Me Away, a film documenting
her coming out gay experience, will
premiere on April 15 at the Nashville Film Festival.
has said that her decision to come out hurt her career.