Will Young

Oh What a Mess...

Will Young | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Two weekends ago at student LGBT pride, I was part of a panel discussing the various things that young LGBT could be up against in 2016. This ranged from mental wellbeing to drugs, as well as fitting into a new world and gay shame. Having been an advocate of young LGBT rights for the last two years, I was privileged to be on the panel. During the talk I voiced my opinions on the lack of awareness my government gives to homophobic language in schools, and said I don't believe our education secretary, Nicky Morgan, gives a sh*t about young LGBT rights.

Will Young Nearly Poisoned Mary Berry On 'Bake Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 16.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Will Young’s appearance on ‘The Great British Bake Off’ nearly ended in disaster after he nearly poisoned judge Mary Berry. The former ‘Po...

Will Young Hits Out At Nicky Morgan Over LGBT Kids' Mental Health

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 07.02.2016 | UK

Will Young has accused Education Secretary Nicky Morgan of "not giving a shit" about LGBT pupils' mental health because of her reluctance to tackle ho...

'Bake Off' Celebrity Line-Up Is Here... With A Few Surprises

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

The upcoming celebrity special of ‘Great British Bake Off’ has raised eyebrows with its eclectic line-up, which includes famous participants from ...

Will Young's Video Sparks Debate Online Over Transgender Themes

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment

Will Young has sparked a massive debate on social media, with the music video for his latest single, ‘Brave Man’. The video follows a young man...

Rod Stewart Keeps His Audience Guessing At Radio 2 Festival

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

They may have a few years on their fellow performers, but Rod Stewart and Bryan Adams both proved it's not a young person's game, stealing the show at...

Will Gets Stark Pollock Naked

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Entertainment

Will Young put on a colourful show in London over the weekend when he treated fans to something a little bit different at the capital’s G-A-Y club....

Mindfulness for True Selves: From Brené Brown to Will Young and Back Again

Jana Stefanovska | Posted 07.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jana Stefanovska

We live in a world where we are bombarded by ideal versions of things - the media gives us constant examples of how we can be better and feeds into our deepest insecurities that we are not enough - that we need to be happier or richer, slimmer or fitter.

From Kanye West To Will Young, Dresses Are It, Guys

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Style

What does Will Young have in common with Kanye West, Jaden Smith, Jared Leto and Marc Jacobs? Aside from a Y chromosome, it's dresses, of course. ...

Will Young's The Latest Star To Take Aim At Kanye

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s proving to be quite the week for feuds in the music world and hot on the heels of Nicki Minaj vs. Taylor Swift, we now have, umm, Will Young vs...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: Will Young Has One Simple Question For Simon Cowell

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Will Young says that he has one simple question for Simon Cowell, the man behind Will's first big breakthrough. Will, who was the first winner of ...

Top 5 Entertainment Blogs Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Here at The Huffington Post UK Entertainment, the great thing is that we can hear a variety of different opinions about the latest news from the world...

How Mindfulness Gave Me Back My Pop Career

Will Young | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

What happened with these steps is that, progressively, I began to become stronger and stronger in my defences against such shaming attacks. With this I became far more compassionate for myself and therefore for others. I began to experience deep gratitude for my job and deep love for the whole experience, with people I worked with through to the audiences who would turn up to my shows. This doesn't mean to say may I add that I live in a state of complete peace and harmony...

It's a Matter of Opinion...

Will Young | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

The interviewer started off with a statement that she really didn't like my beard. I let it hang in the air. Now this is one way to deal with an unwanted opinion. Let it hang there and do not engage in it. If there is no engagement there is nothing the words can bounce off.

What Farm Shows and Amy Winehouse Have in Common

Will Young | Posted 15.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

There is a fine line between drawing upon things in the past, as indeed anything creative does, and moving so much into an era where everything is a pseudo version of something else. Whoever straddles that balance remains something truly original.

'Success Is Not Final, Failure Is Not Fatal - It Is the Courage to Continue That Counts'

Will Young | Posted 07.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

For years, failing was solely based on how I thought others saw me and how I felt I should be acting in accordance to how others were acting. "I haven't been photographed like this person has", "why don't I get in magazines like that person"... These thoughts were rife. What was missing actually was a concentration on what I actually wanted and thought was important.

Do We Make Our Own Reality?

Will Young | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

In terms of the aesthetic portrayal of women to be something attainable, responsibility lays at the hands of labels and advertising agencies and fashion magazines. What is promoted as healthy and all encompassing and desirable is actually unobtainable. This isn't adhering to the human condition, this is exploiting and manipulating it for monetary gain. The only reality going on here is a lining of the coffers

Where Are The 'Pop Idol' Stars Now?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

When brand new ‘Big Brother’ contestant Zoe Birkett stepped into the house on Monday night, we couldn’t help but feel we’d seen her face somew...

The Mysterious Case of the Dog in the Park...

Judith Hackitt CBE | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Judith Hackitt CBE

You may have read pop singer Will Young's Huffington Post blog recently in which he rightly railed against park wardens who refused to help him find his dog Esme due to 'health and safety rules'. Three times the worried singer asked wardens for a lift in their vehicles to help search for his errant pooch and three times he was refused on 'health and safety' grounds.

Why I Believe Gay Pride Matters More Than Ever - And How Music Will Help It Grow

Will Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Gay Pride has changed largely due to the context it now operates in. Gay rights have evolved so much it is just wonderful to be a part of a country that celebrates difference. There are still prejudices to overcome. Young gay people can still not feel comfortable at school. With the word 'dyke' being used 1000 times a day on Twitter, 'faggot' 4,500 times a day. With 26% of young gay people attempting suicide and 52% self harming and the word 'gay' banded around as a pejorative description of something defunct and wrong, Gay Pride's message should be about sustaining what we have and looking to improve the lives of young gay people. To protect them through education and allow our young people to see that difference isn't bad, it is something to be celebrated.

It's Good to Talk...

Will Young | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Talking about feelings runs the risk of ridicule and rejection. The idea of finally plucking up the courage to talk to someone about what is emotionally going on lays ourselves open and bare to others opinions and in worst case scenario judgment and rejection. What is more excruciating than chastising oneself for harboring feelings that aren't seen as healthy? To share these feelings and be judged and rejected by a family member or partner of friend. Who would risk that?

Can Anyone Find Our Humanity?

Will Young | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

If you continually cater towards the worst case scenario all sense of individuality and creativity is lost. In the arts community a defensive attitude is what leads to dull records, drab theatre and films that are so formulaic thought is not necessary. The fear factor spills over into all avenues of life. I want to remain optimistic. I want to be allowed to act with some suitable risk and courage and I want responsibility for my life...

Celebrities Who Have Run The London Marathon

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

This Sunday over 40,000 runners will be taking to the streets for the annual London marathon. Among the vast crowds of people participating in the 26 ...

The Word Gay

Patrick Cash | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK
Patrick Cash

In the last months of 2013 there were a few choice op-eds and journalistic pieces that displayed a worrying ignorance of thought on social matters...

Gay: Let's Get The Meaning Straight #GetOverIt

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK

Homophobic language in Britain’s schools is being tackled head-on by a leading gay rights charity. Stonewall’s campaign comes in response to r...