New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn condemned the Friday beating of a gay man in Queens on Monday.

Jack Price was attacked coming out of a corner deli by two men Friday around 3AM in the middle-class neighborhood of College Point in Queens, New York. Police allege the two men taunted price and yelled anti-gay slurs.

Quinn led a group of city and state officials at an impromptu press conference in front of Booth Memorial Hospital. The victim, forty-nine-year-old Jack Price, was inside the hospital, where he clung to life in a medically-induced coma.

The openly lesbian lawmaker said news of the attack “smacked particularly hard” in light of Sunday's largely successful National Equality March on Washington, which she had just attended.

Quinn said she's grown tired of attending such conferences, called hate crimes “sad” and added that “these two hateful, ignorant individuals represent a minority of New Yorkers.”

In a press release, Quinn lauded police efforts, which had already resulted in the capture of one suspect.

“I know the Queens community is outraged that hate has tainted their streets, and I know they will join with us in helping the local authorities find the second suspect,” she said. “I applaud the NYPD for taking swift action on this case, and I know they will continue their efforts until justice is served.”

Before losing consciousness, Price identified the men who beat him. He said the two men followed him to the store and called him “faggot.” Twenty-six-year-old Daniel Aleman was arrested by police and charged with assault and aggravated assault as a hate crime on Sunday. Police identified the second man as Daniel Rodriguez, 21, of College Point. Rodriguez remains at large.

During the summer, police investigated two separate incidents of transgender women being attacked in Queens.