Chely Wright to Wed

Chely Wright is engaged, according to People magazine. “Out country singer Chely Wright and her fiancée, Lauren Blitzer, a GLBT Civil Rights activist, have set a date and plan to be married in Connecticut Aug. 20,” a representative for Wright told the magazine. “They met through their youth advocacy work and say that their passion for Scrabble holds them together.” Wright publicly came out last year. The singer, 40, who publicly discussed her depression and thoughts of suicide, has since become outspoken about her sexuality and wrote a memoir, Like Me: Confessions of a Heartland Country Singer. “Nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out,” she told People last year.