Young draws attention to his concerns writing in the Independent On Sunday this weekend, as the paper publishes its annual Pink List of powerful gay and lesbian figures.
The Pop Idol winner, who came out shortly after winning the show and has gone on to have an enduring music career, said the issue had to be addressed.
He writes: “A few months ago I attended a teachers/education conference at the Barbican organised by Stonewall.
“Through the various seminars I attended I picked up one recurring theme, teachers and heads of schools were more than often not backed up by local authorities when it came to homophobic language.
“Michael Gove attended the conference and I put it to him that this use of the word gay as a derogatory form of description HAD to be addressed.
"His reaction, I was pleased to say, was attentive and encouraging. Let’s see words turn into actions Michael."
The Daily Mirror, like several other papers, pick up on Will Young's article for the St Cake's school magazine yesterday.
This is not the first time Will 'Nice-But-Dim' Young has spoken out about the sorry state of Britain's (state) schools.
|Will Young, outside St Cake's, circa 1994.|
But his time at Wellington College had a profound effect on young master Young II.
Though according to Dominic Cummings, Michael Gove's special advisor on education, where you go to school may be irrelevant - what really counts is good breeding.
No-one can deny chart star Well Hung has that.
But at least public schools keep you away from all those uncouth oiks and their filthy language.