Kate Ward
April 06, 2011 AT 08:32 PM EDT

Country singer Chely Wright is engaged, People reports. The singer — who came out as a lesbian last May — will marry fiancée Lauren Blitzer, a GLBT civil rights activist, in Connecticut Aug. 20. “They met through their youth advocacy work, and say that their passion for Scrabble holds them together,” Wright’s rep tells People. The singer adds, “The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren, the most amazing woman I’ve ever known.”

Wright spoke to EW last year about her decision to reveal her sexual orientation.

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