I have no problem with Alan being gay...but once again DC is retconning and tweaking by subtraction, not adding new characters. I don't get why they can't create new characters or whatever instead of changing current ones? I thought that was one of the whole points of this relaunch...I don't really want to engage in a political debate in this thread, but to me this is just one more editorial decision that doesn't make much sense to me. I guess Obsidian doesn't exist but Jade will continue to do so. Wonder how they'll explain Jade suddenly not having a brother anymore.
I also agree with the Newsarama I posted the other day about the top ten worst things about the New 52. They have condensed their universe and mythology for some reason (I am guessing maybe this is an easier way of telling stories for them?). It feels a lot smaller than the DCU did.