By Jack Fertig


Doug Savant turns 48 on Thursday. The actor was most recently seen as Tom Scavo on Desperate Housewives which finished its run this year. He gained attention though as Matt Fielding on Melrose Place in the mid-90s. His character was noted as one of the first out characters on network television, but a planned onscreen kiss never made it past censors.



Pride festivities peak annually when the sun enters Cancer, the sign of family and community. This year, issues of spirituality and religion come up to help affirm LGBT spirituality, leading to deeper questions about our individual and collective identities.


GEMINI  May 21-Jun 20
Go shopping for clothes. If money is tight, hit the thrift shops. Your imagination is better than any amount of money. Good as your own queer eye is, a friend’s encouragement will help.

CANCER  Jun 21-Jul 22
New insights are a little scary, but best to look deeper and find out what they’re really about. Irritation with other people, awful and annoying though they are, is more about you than them.

LEO  Jul 23-Aug 22
You need private down time. Plans with friends need canceling, but that’s OK. New creative efforts can cure social ennui, but the real answers are deep inside you.

VIRGO  Aug 23-Sep 22
Measure your words carefully and just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Let people take or leave what you have to tell them. They’ll eventually realize you were right.

LIBRA  Sep 23-Oct 22
Your efforts to smooth out problems at home will only backfire. If you really want things to be nice, be a good listener and get a sense of how you can improve your own self and your actions.

SCORPIO  Oct 23-Nov 21
Being responsible for a problem does not mean being at fault. How much responsibility you take is hard to judge. Overdoing it is self-sabotage. Gauge your capacities carefully.

SAGITTARIUS  Nov 22-Dec 20
Eagerness to explore new sexual techniques improve your relationship. Even without pursuing new pleasures the suggestion can open up conversations that build greater intimacy.

CAPRICORN  Dec 21-Jan 19
Job critiques determine your ability to profit from them. There’s always room for improvement. You don’t have to agree with every criticism, but listen and think carefully before responding.

AQUARIUS  Jan 20-Feb 18
Efforts at having fun get you into trouble — unless you’re considering skydiving. How much trouble can you handle? You might find arguments fun, but your opponent is probably not amused.

PISCES  Feb 19-Mar 19
“Family fun” doesn’t have to be an oxymoron, but efforts seem easily misunderstood. Listening rather than pushing helps. Try out some new restaurants with adventurous friends.

ARIES  Mar 20-Apr 19
Avoid verbal one-upmanship. You’ll just hurt feelings and have to eat your words. Instead, figure out what needs work in your relationship. Listening to your partner will help.

TAURUS  Apr 20-May 20
Arguments over money arise easily, especially over silly details like splitting a lunch check. There are more important things. Think about what truly matters and you may surprise yourself.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition June 15, 2012.