Out country singer Chely Wright has announced her engagement to LGBT advocate Lauren Blitzer, and the happy couple are set to be married this August in Connecticut. GLAAD congratulates the couple and wishes them the best!
Wright, who is nominated this year for a GLAAD Media Award for her album Lifted Off The Ground, met Blitzer through their youth advocacy work and told People that “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 came out last May, the first major country music artist to do so, after feeling compelled to hide her orientation to avoid losing her fanbase. Wright told People last year that “nothing in my life has been more magical than the moment I decided to come out.”
Wright performed at the 21st Annual GLAAD Media Awards in San Francisco in 2010, take a look at this video of her amazing performance at last year’s awards show: