Just eleven months after coming out, country singer Chely Wright is engaged to girlfriend and gay rights activist, Lauren Blitzer, PEOPLE reports.

"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," Wright's rep told the magazine. "They met through their youth advocacy work, and say that their passion for Scrabble holds them together."

After years of keeping her sexuality secret for fear of ruining her career in country music, Wright came out on the cover of PEOPLE last May.

"The freedom of being out and open about who I am allowed me to find and fall in love with Lauren," Wright told PEOPLE, "the most amazing woman I've ever known."

E!Online.com reports the couple will marry on an estate owned by Blitzer's aunt in front of 200 people. "It's been a really exciting time," the 40-year-old star told the website. "We fit so well. And the best part is that our families go so beautifully together."