In Loving Memory of Benjamin Bernice Gho

  • (From Left) Ms Kelly Thean, Mr. Paerin, and Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State for Health and the Environment & Water Resources and Bernice. Love Ball 2012, Gardens By The Bay

  • President of AfA, Prof. Roy Chan with Bernice on stage during the raffle draw. Love Ball 2012, Gardens By The Bay.

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing away of Benjamin Bernice Gho. He used to front several local gay bar, namely MOX and Does Your Mother Know (DYMK) and a “mother” to many.

We in AfA who have known him closely are still trying to come to terms with this sad, tragic news. We have known Ben for many years and are devastated to learn of his passing.

Ben was a strong man, and Bernice, an even stronger drag mama. Always loving and warm, he was a great advocate for persons living with HIV, and the rights to access sexual health care. Ever full of life, he was instrumental in providing a safe space for many young Gay, Bisexual and Queer men. Ben was passionate about his work and was a great mentor to many.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family. We have lost a great champion for PLHIV, a wonderful person, and a dear friend.

Rest in peace Bernice. We will miss you.

If you are affected by the passing of Bernice or find it difficult to talk about suicide, here are some community resources that may be helpful. It may be tough, but know that you are not alone, and we are here for you when you are ready to.

Hotline – 1800-221-4444
E-mail – pat@sos.org.sg
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SamaritansOfSingapore
Website – https://www.sos.org.sg/

Hotline – 6226 2002
Whatsapp counselling – 8592 0609
E-mail – CARE@oogachaga.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/oogachaga/
Website – https://oogachaga.com/