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TV:
Korra (Avatar: The Legend of Korra) - has PTSD and was poisoned
Dr. Kerry Weaver (ER) - uses an arm crutch
Jodi Lerner - Marlee Matlin's character on "The L Word" - Deaf
Brian Kinney (Queer as Folk) - testicular cancer
Ben (QaF) - HIV
Justin (QaF) - PTSD, brain damage
Thirteen (House) - Huntington's disease
Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy - above knee amputee
David Fisher, Six Feet Under, PTSD.
Willow (BtVS) - Addiction
Annalise Keating (HtGAWM) - Addiction.
Thomas Barrow (Downton Abbey) - permanent hand injury

Films:
Margarita with Straw
The Way He Looks (about a blind gay kid)
Wilby Wonderful (film is partly about a suicidal man)
The Normal Heart (about HIV)
Philadelphia (HIV)
Longtime Companion (HIV)
Jeffrey (HIV)
HOLE (short film) - physical disabilities
Frida (about Frida Kahlo)

Books:
The Charioteer, Mary Renault - physcial disabilities
And the Band Played On (HIV)
The Line of Beauty (HIV)
A character in Nimona (physical disability)
Umegat and his partner in The Curse of Chalion (phyiscal disabilities/trauma)
John Granby -Temeraire series (missing hand, prostethic)

Other:
Deadpool - disfigured
The Iron Bull (DA:I) - uses a leg brace
Angels in America (HIV)

Date: 2017-08-02 02:22 am (UTC)
hannah: (On the pier - fooish_icons)
From: [personal profile] hannah
David Fisher, Six Feet Under, PTSD.

Date: 2017-08-02 05:09 am (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Kerry Weaver's disability was Legg-Calve-Perthes, IIRC.

And there's Arizona Robbins on Grey's Anatomy - above knee amputee.

Date: 2017-08-07 07:45 pm (UTC)
davidgillon: A pair of crutches, hanging from coat hooks, reflected in a mirror (Default)
From: [personal profile] davidgillon
Correction, Kerry Weaver's disability was congenital hip dysplasia, not Perthes.

Date: 2017-08-02 05:53 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naraht
The Charioteer by Mary Renault is about a romance between two gay men disabled at Dunkirk, and still coming to terms with their disabilities. Laurie Odell has an injured knee with limited range of motion and potential chronic pain. Ralph Lanyon had two and a half fingers amputated, which is enough to keep him from being sent to sea again.

Mary Renault was not, as far as I know, disabled, but did work as a nurse at a military hospital during WWII, so all the medical scenes seem well-observed.

If you're considering HIV and AIDS as disabilities, then there are of course lots of films/books about (mostly) gay men and HIV - Longtime Companion, And the Band Played On, Philadelphia, Angels in America, The Line of Beauty etc etc etc. But I almost think that would be its own list.
Edited Date: 2017-08-02 05:54 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-08-02 06:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] naraht
Renault is an amazing writer so I would certainly recommend it. I've written about it in excruciating detail on my Dreamwidth, hosted a chapter-by-chapter discussion, etcetera. There's a smallish but high-quality fandom.

Date: 2017-08-02 07:21 pm (UTC)
longwhitecoats: Amanita from Sense8 w purple background (Amanita)
From: [personal profile] longwhitecoats
If addiction counts, then Willow from BTVS and Annalise Keating from HTGAWM are disabled queer characters. Also I think the new Oracle is a queer disabled woman?

Thank you for making this incomplete list! <3

Date: 2017-08-03 02:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aria
Toph from ATLA is blind! (I think this one counts -- she does use earthbending to navigate, but the show still remembers she's blind when other characters do things like show her drawings on pieces of paper.)

Date: 2017-08-03 04:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aria
...I legitimately always forget that it isn't canonical! She has two biological daughters so she's at least bi, but she's always super queer in my head so I think she qualifies for these lists -- but no, my bad, technically there's no text for it.

Date: 2017-08-03 04:34 pm (UTC)
aria: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aria
Aromantic butch bi genderqueer Toph is a perfect Toph, excellent :D

Date: 2017-08-03 05:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aria
Omg, they totally could! Aww imagine if Toph was like "I want to have a kid" and Katara volunteered to help her get pregnant -- Katara does other doctor-y things, she could help there too :D

Date: 2017-08-03 04:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ladyjanelly
Logan Cale from Dark Angel has spinal injury and uses a wheelchair.

Bran from Game of Thrones, also spinal injury, paralyzed below the waist.

Date: 2017-08-03 10:55 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
No problem. I misunderstood the project

Date: 2017-08-04 07:02 pm (UTC)
ladyjanelly: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ladyjanelly
Okay, does Thomas Barrow from Downton Abbey work? Canon queer character. Permanent injury to his hand that affects him to the end of the series?

Date: 2017-08-04 10:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bibliofile
Wait, Deadpool is queer? I missed that.

Books: Borderline and its sequel by Mishell Baker (BPD plus double amputee; most of the characters are not cis/het/normative, for that matter).

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