Jim Anzide

Program Advisor & Guided Tours Manager

Jim Anzide is an East Coast Transplant (although he’s been in LA for over 20 years) and never forgets his roots.  He was born and raised in a Southern New Jersey suburb of Philadelphia called Turnersville – zip code EIEIO.  Jim went to undergrad at James Madison University where he was a double major in Communications/Journalism and Hotel Restaurant Management.  After a brief stint in the Big Apple, Jim continued on to University of Washington in Seattle where he received his MFA in Acting.  Shortly after relocating in LA, Jim and a few friends founded The Ovation Award Winning – Circle X Theatre Co. where Jim was Artistic Director.  Out of all of his education, geographic upheaval and extensive background in drama, Out & About Tours – Hollywood’s 1st & Only Gay Bus Tour™ was birthed in 2009.  “It has been nothing short of pure, gay joy.” – Jim Anzide,  Out & About Tours.  Jim is employed by THE LAVENDER EFFECT® as our Guided Tours Manager.